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Douglas-based choral society to perform at state Capitol during Vietnam War observance
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Special Photo<br>The chorale performs “The Wizard and I” from “Wicked” during a performance earlier this year.
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The chorale performs “The Wizard and I” from “Wicked” during a performance earlier this year.
The West Atlanta / Douglas Choral Society Inc. board of directors last week announced its chorale has accepted an invitation to perform at the Georgia State Capitol Sept. 19 at the Capitol Rotunda as part of the first 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War.

The choral society will be the only formal chorale and musical organization for the 10 a.m. patriotic ceremony which includes Gov. Nathan Deal; Gen. Claude M. Kicklighter, head of the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Commemorations in Washington, D.C., and a Georgia native; and other dignitaries with many past and present personnel and organizations from the military.

Musical director and conductor Waverly Rainey, on behalf of the group’s board of directors, said “The ceremony’s planning committee is very excited about our appearance there and was very impressed with our biography and 27-year history.

“Likewise, they have been a pleasure to work with and we are equally excited and honored to be invited to contribute to this historical, special and memorable event. For a variety of reasons, this opportunity will certainly enhance our upcoming concert season, including our efforts to establish a new and large performing arts hall and center for Douglas County.”

The choral society has performed for the governor, lieutenant governor, all state representatives and senators, and 800 Georgia artists at the Georgia Citizens For The Arts Annual Conference in Atlanta. On several occasions, the chorale also has performed with The U.S. Army Ground Forces Concert Band. The choral society will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “Salute To The Armed Forces.”

It also is hosting its seasonal auditions through September 2013. The first official rehearsal is set for Tuesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Douglas County High School Choral Rehearsal Hall.

For information or to schedule an audition time, contact Sue Nantz at (404) 732-7301 or musical director Waverly Rainey at (770) 920-1662 or visit the chorale’s website at

The chorale is a nonprofit organization under the direction of its board of directors and artistic director / conductor. It is supported by its membership as well as community businesses and individual contributors.

For more information, call (770) 920-1662 or visit

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