Originally created 11/05/99

Augusta to be concert stage



Music will fill the air in Augusta in a host of concerts during the upcoming week.

The concert marathon begins Saturday with two events.

The Augusta Symphony will present the second half of its encore chamber series concert, Sounds of the Millennium From the Music of Yesterday to Y2K. Former Dixie Dregs violinist Allen Sloan will be the featured performer in the concert, which showcases music from Haydn to Hip-Hop.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3501 Walton Way Extension. Tickets are $15. Call 826-4705.

Also Saturday, organists Raymond and Elizabeth Chenault perform at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Reynolds Street as part of the Riverwalk Series.

The Chenaults teach choral music at the Lovett School in Atlanta and specialize in music written for two performers. They have been named Organists of the Year by Sacred Music USA.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for students and $5 for children 12 and younger. They may be purchased over the telephone with a credit card by calling 722-6855.

Washington Opera Company singer Raoul Daggett, an Augusta native, will be in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Paine College's Gilbert Lambuth Memorial Chapel off Druid Park Avenue. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 823-8232.

The Tuesday Music Live series continues next week with a concert featuring Amy Yovanovich, a mezzo-soprano with the Pennsylvania Academy of Music and the Lancaster (Pa.) Opera Company.

Lunch, catered by Bistro 491, will complement the noontime concert Tuesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St. Lunch costs $7 per person, and reservations are required. Call 722-3463.

Another event combining food and music will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.

Just Desserts is a fund-raiser for the Augusta Children's Chorale, which has been invited to appear at Carnegie Hall March 31-April 2.

The evening will feature the chorale and dessert. There also will be a silent auction of items that include Beanie Babies, toys and gift certificates.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center office.

On Thursday and Friday, Nov. 12, the Augusta State University Chamber Singers will present a concert of Renaissance music, including sacred songs and madrigals, the "pop" tunes of the 16th century, according to ASU's Patti Myers.

Concerts will be at 8 each night at the Church of the Good Shepherd parish hall, 2230 Walton Way. Tickets are $5, with ASU faculty, staff and students admitted free.

Reach Charmain Brackett at (803) 441-6927 or czbrackett@hotmail.com.