The Spring Concert — “Just Music” — will be held on Monday evening, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Mount Airy. Admission is $10.00.Come join us for an evening of wonderful music. The Artistic Director is Patti Miller Fulk. Featured accompanist is Will Green, a Senior at East Wilkes High School. Featured on guitar is Wiley Porter.
Happy New Year from the Board and Membership of Voce of Mount Airy!
Reminder about our Christmas Concert! Please join us on Monday evening, December 16 at 7:00 pm. We will be at Central United Methodist Church. Admission is $10. Come enjoy!
Moravian Chicken Pies are being delivered to First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Airy at 9:45am on Saturday, Nov. 2. Please be there or send someone to pick up your pies as close to 10:00am possible. Let Mark Gillespie know if you will not be able to pick up your pies at that time: 336-789-2035 Thanks again for your support!
Christmas Concert Date Set
December 16, 2013 Mark Your Calendars Now
Moravian Chicken Pies! Order Yours Now!
Prepared by “Mrs. Pumpkin’s Chicken Pies”
Pie crust filled with tender boneless and skinless chicken breast
Comes frozen and ready to put in the oven to bake for an hour
Great family meal! Great gift idea! Easy! Delicious!
$12.00 each… Three for $33.00… Four for $45.00
Orders must be placed by October 21, 2013
Will be available for pick up on November 2, 2013 in the parking lot of
The First Presbyterian Church in Mount Airy.
To place an order contact Mark Gillespie at 336.789.2035
Proceeds to benefit VOCE, Surry County’s Premiere Choral Ensemble
Treat yourself, your family, your friends to a great meal!
from the Mt. Airy News
VOCE Sets First Rehearsal
First performance set for October
by By Keith Strange Staff Reporter
Music lovers in the area can rest easy, as the area’s best-known vocal ensemble is set to kick off its 2013-2014 concert season, organizers announced this week.
Board member Mark Gillespie says VOCE will be having its first rehearsal of the season on Sept. 9, starting at 7 p.m., at the Scout Hut behind the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Airy. The group will rehearse on Mondays at 7 p.m.
Gillespie says the first rehearsal is open to anyone who would like to participate.
“We welcome anyone who wants to come and try out, whether they’re new or former members,” he said. “If people want to come and audition, we’re open for anything. We’re treating this first rehearsal as sort of a newbie night.
“All former, current and new members are invited to participate,” Gillespie added. “It is not a requirement that you are able to read music or have a classically-trained voice to sing with VOCE. We are looking for the most talented and diverse musicians our area has to offer.”
VOCE was established in 2002 by the late Master Musician Sandy Beam, who died in February 2011.
And once again this year, one of Beam’s students will be leading VOCE.
After Beam’s passing, Patti Miller Fulk assumed the position of VOCE artistic director. Fulk studied with Beam from the first grade until graduation from North Surry High School. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in music from Mars Hill College, and retired as a music teacher in the Surry County schools.
Gillespie said this year’s selections will be more varied than in the past.
“Historically, VOCE has performed mostly classical, sacred and Broadway-type music,” he said. “Fulk has added selections from a wide variety of musical styles to expand and enhance our repertoire. As a result, VOCE had its most successful concert season and largest attendance last year under her direction.”
This year, the ensemble’s first performance will be in October, when the group performs music from Motown featuring Mount Airy resident and internationally-renowned vocalist Melva Houston.
“We are hoping for our most exciting and successful concert season this year,” Gillespie said. “We have the area’s most talented and committed group of musicians, a very active board of directors, increasing support from the community and a diverse collection of music that will appeal to most anyone who attends a performance.”
Anyone interested in becoming a member of the group, or anyone wishing to donate to the non-profit, can call Gillespie at 789-2035.
Reach Keith Strange at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-1929.
From the Winston-Salem Journal JournalNow Staff
Music Briefs: Sandy Beam honored at Andy Griffith Museum
The Andy Griffith Museum will pay tribute to Sandy Beam, a Surry County music legend, at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Andy Griffith Museum, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy.
Patti Miller Fulk will serve as mistress of ceremonies, and Mark Gillespie and Melva Houston are scheduled to appear.
Tickets are $10. Proceeds benefit the Sandy Beam Scholarship Foundation.
For information and to make a contribution, call (336) 786-7998. To buy tickets, visit the Andy Griffith Playhouse at the museum or see http://surryart.ipower.com//catalog/displayitem.php?item=sandybeamremembered