Tar River Orchestra and Chorus to begin new season
From Staff Reports
Friday, September 28, 2018
The Tar River Orchestra and Chorus is entering its 33rd season with a full schedule of live performances scheduled for the 2018-19 “Tar River Live” Concert Season.
The Tar River Orchestra and Choral Society was founded in 1986 and has grown to include a professional philharmonic orchestra, swing band, adult chorus and children’s chorus and youth strings. Many members of the orchestra are educators, conductors, performers, professors and private teachers.
Season tickets, now available, include eight concerts. One additional event is scheduled as an add-on option.
The Tar River Orchestra will open the season with “Carnival” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Dunn Center. The performance will include orchestral music by Johann Strauss and Bizet with a mix of popular tunes such as “Seventy Six Trombones,” “Brazil” and music from the recent movie musical “The Greatest Showman.” Tickets are $20, with children and students admitted free.
The Tar River Chorus will present a “A New York State of Mind” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. The chorus will offer a little autumn pick-me-up with a diverse selection of music from Broadway accompanied by piano, percussion and other guest instrumentalists. Tickets are $10, with children and students admitted free.
The Tar River Chorus and Orchestra will present “Messiah Sing A Long” at 4 p.m. Nov. 25 at First United Methodist Church. The performance will feature a community sing a long of the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah” led by the Tar River Chorus. Admission is free, but people are urged to bring a new unwrapped toy to benefit Peacemaker’s annual toy drive.
The Tar River Children’s Chorus and Youth Strings Concert will present “The Light of Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at First Baptist Church. The performance will include popular Christmas songs and beautiful settings of traditional carols. Tickets are $15, with children and students admitted free.
The Tar River Swing Band will celebrate Christmas with popular holiday tunes during “A Swingin’ Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Dunn Center. Tickets $20, with children and students free
The Tar River Orchestra will perform “Peter and the Wolf” at 3 p.m. March 9 at the Dunn Center. Pre-concert activities will include an instrument petting zoo. Tickets are $20, with children and students admitted free.
The Tar River Chorus will present “Vivaldi and Handel by Candlelight” at 7:30 p.m. April 5 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. A chamber orchestra and the voices of the Tar River Chorus will transport the audience to a different era, filling the gorgeous, candlelit sanctuary of St. Andrew’s Episcopal with Vivaldi’s timeless “Gloria” and selections from Handel’s “Coronation Anthems.” Tickets are $10, with children and students admitted free.
The Tar River Swing Band, Children’s Chorus and Orchestra Strings will present “Swing N Strings” at 7:30 p.m. May 9 at the Dunn Center. Tickets are $20, with children and students admitted free.
In addition to these eight season events, tickets will be sold separately for the annual Tar River League Fundraiser on Feb. 15, which will feature the Catalinas and the Fantastic Shakers in a Winter Beach Bash.
To order season tickets online for $85, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tar-river-orchestra-chorus-season-tickets-tickets-48739433959. To order tickets by phone, call 252-443-2978.