Attendees will be asked to provide a minimum $5 donation with all proceeds going to the benefit of local charities. The concert dates/times/performers are as follows:
Sunday, October 7, 3pm – Melia Garber & Geronimo Oyenard
Ms. Garber and Mr. Oyenard will present a piano-violin performance for the benefit of Goodwill, Inc., playing selections by Beethoven, Foote, Viardot-Garcia, and Turina.
Melia Garber is the music director at Virginia Heights Baptist Church and a lecturer in Piano at Hollins University since 2001. Ms. Garber holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Tennessee. A native of Romania, she has won numerous international, European, and American piano competitions, most notably the prestigious International Piano Competition in San-Bartholomeo, Italy.
Mr. Oyenard of Uruguay is a seasoned orchestral and chamber violinist. He has been a member of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, and the Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra and has participated in numerous chamber music and orchestral festivals in the United States, Canada, France and Spain.
Sunday, October 21, 6pm – Choral Festival Concert featuring the choirs from Patrick Henry High School, Lord Botetourt High School, the Unitarian-Universalist Church of the Roanoke Valley, and Virginia Heights Baptist Church
Four area choirs will provide a dynamic mix of sacred, patriotic, Broadway, and popular selections for the benefit of Habitat for Humanity of the Roanoke Valley.
Each choir will perform individual pieces with the concert concluding as all choirs join together in performing “I Hear America Singing!”
Sunday, November 11, 6pm – Judith Cline & Bill Krause
Well-known husband-and-wife performers Judith Cline and Bill Krause share their talents for the benefit of the Interfaith Hospitality Network.
Bill Krause holds a Ph.D. in musicology from Washington University in St. Louis and serves as an assistant professor of music at Hollins University. Bill has extensive training as a classical guitarist who also specializes in performing the unique traditional music of the Appalachian region.
Judith Cline has sung in concert halls across the United States, Europe and South America, including locally with Opera Roanoke and the Roanoke Symphony. She has been a member of the Hollins University faculty since 1992 where she presently serves as chair of the Music Department and Professor of Music.
Drs. Cline and Krause will present a musical program of spirituals, classical suites for the guitar, and other festive arrangements.