The Reuter Center Singers have made a lot of music in the 20 years since their founding as the community choir of OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Center at UNC Asheville. So their 20th anniversary concert staged last March will not suffice, and the singers are staging a second special performance of some of their favorite music from the past two decades. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville. Admission is free; donations are welcome.
“Music draws us together and brings us joy and purpose as we rehearse,” says longtime choir member Kaye Hand. “And singing for audiences, whether on campus with student choirs, or off campus at churches, nursing homes and events honoring our veterans, completes the circle.”
The concert, with the theme “Celebrating our Heritage,” will reflect the wide range of the Reuter Center Singers’ repertoire, including patriotic ballads like America the Beautiful, Battle Hymn of the Republic, and Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, and excerpts of many different requiems and masses, with classical and gospel treatments.
The Reuter Center Singers are directed by Chuck Taft and accompanied on piano by Nora Vetro.
For more information about the Reuter Center Singers, visit olliasheville.com/reuter-center-singers.