Like running a kennel, composing music is best left to professionals to avoid embarrassing questions about who let the dogs out. Enjoy otherworldly singing with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get one adult-admission ticket to the performance of “Fauré and Friends” by Piedmont Chamber Singers (up to an $18 value) on Saturday, May 7 at 7:30pm at the Ardmore Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. Seating is first come, first served, and students K-12 are admitted for free with an accompanying adult or convincingly forged bachelor's degree.
The Piedmont Chamber Singers' volunteer vocalists enrapture audiences with melodious performances of timeless choral melodies. Concertgoers revel in the beguiling acoustics of the Ardmore Baptist Church as the ensemble opens with a sample of musical appetizers by French composers Saint-Saëns and Ravel. Singers fill the air with the ethereal, contemplative Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, which signals the conclusion to the current choral season and the return of bike cops' seersucker uniforms. As part of their encouragement of choral-music education in public schools, PCS will share the spotlight with Bella Voce, Reagan High School’s premiere choral ensemble.
A funded member of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem, Piedmont Chamber Singers stands fast in its ongoing mission to train musicians in vocal-music performance, broaden interest in choral arrangements, and bust up rings of sheet-music counterfeiters.