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Vicksburg Orchestral Society’s Sunday concert begins new season

The Vicksburg Orchestral Society will present its fall concert Sunday to kickoff the 2019-2020 season.

The performance will begin at 4 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 900 South St., and the concert is titled “Musical Monuments.”

Dr. Darcie Bishop, who is the principal trumpet player for the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and who teaches trumpet lessons at the Conservatory for the Fine Arts will serve as conductor.

“The repertoire will focus on classical pieces,” VOS board member Deborah Felt said, with selections including a Mozart Overture and Haydn’s Symphony 100.

Vivaldi’s Concerto in A Minor will also be performed and will feature flautist Mary Claire Allison.

Allison, who has performed with the VOS since its inception, is a music teacher at Porter’s Chapel Academy and is employed at U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.

Sunday’s concert will also pay tribute to the armed forces as Veterans Day approaches, Felt said.

The VOS is comprised of individuals of all ages, abilities and professions and there are no fees or dues to join the group.

“Some of our musicians play with the MSO and teach music,” Felt said, while others have excelled in careers other than music.

“The VOS allows them an outlet to follow their hobby,” she said.

Felt said there are also VOS members who are just starting out playing a musical instrument.

“These members welcome a chance to play for an audience,” Felt said.

The VOS performs three concerts annually and this marks the group’s 10th year.

All the concerts are free. 

The second concert of the season will be performed on April 5 and the third will be held June 28.

All performances are scheduled at 4 p.m.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

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.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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