LAGRANGE, Ga. – Choirs in the West Georgia area will be performing together on one stage during the fist ever Choral Arts Festival on Saturday. The Choral Society of West Georgia received grants that will bring multiple voices together on one stage.
Bettie Biggs who is organizing this weekend’s festival says there is a rich choral history in the West Georgia region, but they normally don’t sing together. Now, she’s making that happen.
“There’s nothing else in the world, as far as I’m concerned, that’s anymore wonderful than singing together and experiencing choral art and it does have a trans-formative power. It’s quite a remarkable experience when you’re singing with other people,” Biggs said.
Biggs says it has taken her 18 months of work to organize the festival. She is bringing eight area choirs together to perform:
- LaGrange College Chamber Choir
- Point University Concert Choir
- Callaway High School Chorus
- Troup County High School Women’s Ensemble
- LaGrange High School Women’s Chorus
- Sons of Lafayette Male Choir
- Voices of the Valley Children’s Ensemble
- The Choral Society of West Georgia
The singers range from age 7 to 79.
The festival is Saturday in the Callaway Auditorium at LaGrange College at 4 p.m. It’s free to the public.