Down Art Avenue: July 2 concert includes Piedmont singers
by Hervey Folsom
Special to The Star
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To add a festive note to your celebration of the red, white and blue come to Parker Memorial Baptist Church’s concert tonight, July 2, at the Anniston Performing Arts Center (Anniston High School Auditorium) at 7 p.m. The choirs and orchestra will perform, with five singers from Piedmont involved.

Kay Martin, Yvonne Martin, Diane Studdard, Brenda Snider, and Kaylon Gilley from Piedmont are in the adult choir’s program. “It should be a very heartwarming evening,” said Kay Martin. “We have lots of talented singers and musicians. These are traditional, patriotic songs with solos within the pieces. Both members of Parker and of the community at large will be on stage”

It is directed by Don Gober, the church’s Minister of Music. “In Don we have a talented director and a talent in voice,” Kay adds. “Perfection is his passion.”

The colors will be presented and retired by the Calhoun County Sherriff’s Department Honor Guard. The HeartNotes will perform and the children’s’ choir will also be a key part of the line-up. Also important will be a salute to the armed services.

The program, which should be entertaining, has a deeper meaning concerning gratitude for the blessings in our country. It focuses on the traits that have made Americans unique: the spirit of freedom, the spirit of Divine Guidance, the spirit of optimism, and the spirit of adventure. “Celebrate America” by Parker sill be musical portrait of the American way.

The colors will be presented and retired by the Calhoun County Sherriff’s Department’s Honor Guard.

“Freedom ranks after life itself as the quintessence of human experience, “as it is stated in Living Quotations for Christians” by Sherwood Wirt and Kersten Beckstrom. This concert should put us in the mood for being thankful citizens for living in—still—the country of opportunity.

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