Valdosta Choral Guild is preparing to begin rehearsals for its annual spring concert.
The show promises to be an eclectic mix, with something of a “British Invasion” theme.
“The first half of the concert will have English Madrigals, several English folk songs, and a jazz mass in Latin,” Daniel Folsom, Guild member, says. “The second half of the concert will be popular music by British composers — Peter Townsend, Eric Clapton, the Beatles, Elton John, Mick Jagger, and Fleetwood Mac were all suggested.”
The Guild board will allow music director Kevin Jackson to make the final concert selections. This marks Jackson’s second production with the Choral Guild.
Unlike many singing groups, the Choral Guild does not hold auditions for participation. Any person of high school age or older, interested in singing, may participate.
Typically, about 50 people perform with the Choral Guild per concert, a mix of long-time members and newcomers. The Valdosta Choral Guild has performed in the region for decades.
Anyone interested in participating in the Guild’s spring concert may join the show’s first rehearsal scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27, Messiah Lutheran Church, 500 Baytree Road.