Chamber Choir offers fall concert

Published 1:45 am Saturday, October 10, 2015

Gather up the family and head to the Southern Cultural Heritage Center for an open-air bluegrass concert that will surely lend itself to plenty of knee-slapping, foot-tapping fun. The Vicksburg Chamber Choir, along with a bluegrass band made up of local musicians, will perform at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the courtyard of the SCHC.

The Chamber Choir is a non-profit organization that performs two concerts annually for the community, Chamber Choir member McMillan Crevitt said, but this year the group has decided to add a third.

“We usually do a spring and Christmas concert,” Crevitt said, and this year they will add a fall concert.

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“We just wanted to do something outside that way the kids could have fun and play,” she said.

Musical numbers will include “Do Not I Love Thee,” “I am Bound for the Kingdom,” and “Walk With Jesus.”

This is not the first time the Chamber Choir has performed bluegrass music, said Crevitt, who has been a member of the choir for three years.

“One of my mom’s clients knew I could sing, so I tried it and loved it,” she said.

Refreshments will also be served during the event, executive director for the SCHF, Stacy Massey said, “and don’t forget to bring lawn chairs or blankets.”

The concert is free, but donations are welcome.

The Vicksburg Chamber Choir practices every Tuesday night at  First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St. Presently there are more than 25 members, who sing under the direction of Sharon Penley.

Crevitt said Penley usually picks the theme and music the Chamber Choir performs adding, “We come in and sight read and work on dynamics.”

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Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

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