On Nov. 15, the choral society and orchestra combined forces to present Christmas selections and Franz Josef Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis (the “Lord Nelson Mass”) at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Evans. The church allowed the organ to stay there for a few weeks. Then on Dec. 1, the orchestra presented the Sixth Annual Handel Messiah Sing-In. For each of these performances, Allen Organ Studios made the organ available for the performances.
The Columbia County Orchestra and the Columbia County Choral Society wish to acknowledge Allen Organ Studios and Brad Cunningham for gestures such as this to undergird and support the arts in the CSRA. We lift up Mr. Cunningham as a business example to our community. Businesses such as this are how the arts can continue to prosper in the CSRA.
Don Cleary, Ph.D.
(The writers are, respectively, the executive/music director of the Columbia County Orchestra, and the artistic director of the Columbia County Choral Society.)