Originally created 06/02/01

Weekend roundup



The choir of St. John United Methodist Church will present From the Cathedral to the Campmeeting, a free concert of a cappella choral music from formal and folk traditions, at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church, 736 Greene St.

The concert is a send-off for the choir, which will depart for a performing tour in Scotland and northern England on Thursday.

The group, which sang at services at London's Westminster Abbey in 1997, will sing in smaller venues during this tour.

"We will not perform any music by British composers, feeling that the British do that best," said Jamie Council Garvey, the organist and director of music. "Instead, we're concentrating on American music - lots of folk hymns in particular. We hope this will be enjoyable to the audiences there."

The concert will be performed by 45 choir members and five guest singers. For more information, call 724-9641.

Here's a list of other entertainment events and activities scheduled for today and Sunday:

COLONIAL DAY: Colonial re-enactors including a hunter, an Indian trader and a blacksmith will demonstrate how life was for the early Americans at a free event from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St. There will also soap-making and candle-making demonstrations.

BRITISH FARCE: A British cabbie with two wives finds himself in double trouble in the Aiken Community Playhouse production of the comedy Run for Your Wife, being performed at 8 tonight at the playhouse, 1613 Two Notch Road in Aiken. Admission is $10, or $8 for ages 60 and older, $6 for students with IDs and $4 for ages 12 and younger. Call (803) 648-1438 for reservations. Tickets can also be bought at the door beginning at 7 p.m.

REGATTA: Finals of the MC Augusta Nationals Sailing Regatta will begin at 9:30 a.m. today at Lake Thurmond. More than 100 16-foot vessels will compete, and races can be viewed from the Thurmond Dam overlook and volleyball point at Lake Springs Recreation Area.

COTTON BALL: The Cotton Ball, Historic Augusta's annual fund-raiser, will be from 7 to 10 tonight at Salubrity Hall, a private estate at 2259 Cumming Road. The 12,000-square-foot structure was built in 1927. Admission is membership in Historic Augusta, which starts at $35 per individual and $45 per family. Call Kim Overstreet at 724-0436.

SCHOOL'S OUT PARTY: The end of the school year will be celebrated in New Ellenton from 8 to 11 tonight with a Big Summer Bash featuring the band Wax Bean performing on the stage behind New Ellenton City Hall. The event is sponsored by the Atomic City Festival.

JUNE JAZZ: Weston & Preston will be the featured artists in the June Jazz Candlelight Concert series at 8 p.m. Sunday at Riverwalk Augusta's Eighth Street Bulkhead. Admission is $6; call 868-0006.

The choir of St. John United Methodist Church will present From the Cathedral to the Campmeeting, a free concert of a cappella choral music from formal and folk traditions, at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church, 736 Greene St.

The concert is a send-off for the choir, which will depart for a performing tour in Scotland and northern England on Thursday.

The group, which sang at services at London's Westminster Abbey in 1997, will sing in smaller venues during this tour.

"We will not perform any music by British composers, feeling that the British do that best," said Jamie Council Garvey, the organist and director of music. "Instead, we're concentrating on American music - lots of folk hymns in particular. We hope this will be enjoyable to the audiences there."

The concert will be performed by 45 choir members and five guest singers. For more information, call 724-9641.

Here's a list of other entertainment events and activities scheduled for today and Sunday:

COLONIAL DAY: Colonial re-enactors including a hunter, an Indian trader and a blacksmith will demonstrate how life was for the early Americans at a free event from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St. There will also soap-making and candle-making demonstrations.

BRITISH FARCE: A British cabbie with two wives finds himself in double trouble in the Aiken Community Playhouse production of the comedy Run for Your Wife, being performed at 8 tonight at the playhouse, 1613 Two Notch Road in Aiken. Admission is $10, or $8 for ages 60 and older, $6 for students with IDs and $4 for ages 12 and younger. Call (803) 648-1438 for reservations. Tickets can also be bought at the door beginning at 7 p.m.

REGATTA: Finals of the MC Augusta Nationals Sailing Regatta will begin at 9:30 a.m. today at Lake Thurmond. More than 100 16-foot vessels will compete, and races can be viewed from the Thurmond Dam overlook and volleyball point at Lake Springs Recreation Area.

COTTON BALL: The Cotton Ball, Historic Augusta's annual fund-raiser, will be from 7 to 10 tonight at Salubrity Hall, a private estate at 2259 Cumming Road. The 12,000-square-foot structure was built in 1927. Admission is membership in Historic Augusta, which starts at $35 per individual and $45 per family. Call Kim Overstreet at 724-0436.

SCHOOL'S OUT PARTY: The end of the school year will be celebrated in New Ellenton from 8 to 11 tonight with a Big Summer Bash featuring the band Wax Bean performing on the stage behind New Ellenton City Hall. The event is sponsored by the Atomic City Festival.

JUNE JAZZ: Weston & Preston will be the featured artists in the June Jazz Candlelight Concert series at 8 p.m. Sunday at Riverwalk Augusta's Eighth Street Bulkhead. Admission is $6; call 868-0006.