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Chamber Singers set for free concert
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal
Vickie Orme will conduct the Douglas County Chamber Singers in a spring concert Friday at the Douglasville First United Methodist Church at 8 p.m.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal Vickie Orme will conduct the Douglas County Chamber Singers in a spring concert Friday at the Douglasville First United Methodist Church at 8 p.m.
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Whether one’s musical interests lie in Broadway songs, great compositions of faith or popular songs from movies, the Douglas County Chamber Singers have been covering the gamut of such selections since the group’s 2002 formation.

The 30-member, non-profit group, a satellite program of the Cultural Arts Center of Douglasville/Douglas County, will celebrate its 12th anniversary Friday at 8 p.m. with its annual spring concert at the Douglasville First United Methodist Church, 6167 Prestley Mill Road in Douglasville.

According to its conductor, Vickie Orme, as with all of its concerts, there is never an admission charge but freewill monetary gifts are appreciated.

The concert, which includes solo artists, features a mixture of popular Broadway songs from such musical stage productions as “Les Miserables,” “Phantom of the Opera” and “Wicked,” she said.

In addition, the group will perform selections from the films “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and “The Hunger Games.”

Although the singers are well known throughout the Douglas County community, Orme said word of its musical notoriety, musicianship and proficiency has spread outside county and state boundaries and brought it a major invitation to perform.

“We have been invited to sing at New York’s Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts on Nov. 30,” she said, adding the group will perform its favorite religious piece, Handel’s “Messiah,” at the center.

“Lincoln Center is known as one of the country’s leading centers of superb artistic programming,” Orme said.

Andrea Tingen, an alto and a charter member of the singers, said love of music, Orme’s musicianship and the musical knowledge Orme brings to the group have kept her a member, “as I grow in my love of music.”

“Vickie teaches us so much about music and is always striving to make our programs the best they can be,” she said.

In regard to the group appearing at Lincoln Center, Tingen called it “an experience of a lifetime.”

“Thinking of the array of quality artistic programs the Lincoln Center has hosted over the years, it is such an honor to be asked to sing there,” she said.



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