Choral Society plans ‘A Grand Night’


Dinner & concert fundraiser set for Saturday, May 28 at Grace UMC

By Alice Craig - For the Record-Herald



This collage created by Troi Penwell shows covers of musicals or songs by Richard Rodgers and Cole Porter, the composers featured in the Fayette County Choral Society’s May 28 dinner-and-concert fundraiser. The grand piano represents the instruments that will perform during the program, which will also include an upright bass, percussionist, and saxophone.

This collage created by Troi Penwell shows covers of musicals or songs by Richard Rodgers and Cole Porter, the composers featured in the Fayette County Choral Society’s May 28 dinner-and-concert fundraiser. The grand piano represents the instruments that will perform during the program, which will also include an upright bass, percussionist, and saxophone.


Photo courtesy of Troi Penwell

Join us for “A Grand Night for Singing.” The Fayette County Choral Society, a feature in this community’s cultural landscape since 1975, is planning a dinner and concert on the Saturday night of Memorial Weekend as a fundraiser to help “keep adult choral music an important part of ‘the good life’ in Fayette County.”

The late Althea Case, a respected local musician, penned those words in 1984 for the genealogical society’s comprehensive history of Fayette County to mark the 175th anniversary of the county’s formation.

The accomplished cooks of Grace United Methodist Church—known as “Women of Grace”—will serve a complete, delicious dinner at 6 p.m. in the church’s (air-conditioned) Fellowship Hall, with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. on May 28.

The songs selected by director Richard Glass focus on Cole Porter’s witty, sophisticated songs from the Big Band era, and medleys from Richard Rodgers’ popular musicals. And that being Memorial Weekend, you can definitely expect a rousing patriotic number.

We anticipate you will leave afterward with joy in your heart and a smile on your face. (If you are exceptionally happy on this grand night, feel free to make an additional donation for the worthy cause.) We cannot promise that your eyes will meet those of a handsome stranger across the crowded room, but unquestionably the sound of music will brighten your spirits long after the concert ends. And be sure to participate in the $10 gift card drawings after the doors have opened at 5:30 p.m.—these were very popular at last summer’s concert in the park.

A limited number (about 120) of $20 prepaid tickets for the May 28 event are available from Fayette County Choral Society members; or try Richard Glass (740-505-6191). Dinner reservations must be made by May 20. For the concert only, the ticket is merely $10 at the door.

This collage created by Troi Penwell shows covers of musicals or songs by Richard Rodgers and Cole Porter, the composers featured in the Fayette County Choral Society’s May 28 dinner-and-concert fundraiser. The grand piano represents the instruments that will perform during the program, which will also include an upright bass, percussionist, and saxophone.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2022/04/web1_collage-for-Choral-Society-poster-2022.jpgThis collage created by Troi Penwell shows covers of musicals or songs by Richard Rodgers and Cole Porter, the composers featured in the Fayette County Choral Society’s May 28 dinner-and-concert fundraiser. The grand piano represents the instruments that will perform during the program, which will also include an upright bass, percussionist, and saxophone. Photo courtesy of Troi Penwell
Dinner & concert fundraiser set for Saturday, May 28 at Grace UMC

By Alice Craig

For the Record-Herald