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Lexington County Choral Society to perform “Sounds of the Big Band” concert Friday evening at Saxe G

Dick Goodwin Big Band to join chorus for finale of their 22nd season

Lexington, SC (James Bowers) - The Lexington County Choral Society will wrap up its 22nd season with the sounds of the 1930s and 40s, as the group performs its “Sounds of the Big Band” concert at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church Friday evening. The show will get underway at 7:30 p.m.

The 70-member chorus will be joined by Dick Goodwin’s big band for its season finale. Those who attend will see performances of noted big-band classics such as “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” and Cole Porter’s “In The Still of the Night.” In addition to these and other traditional tunes of the big-band era, the performers plan a number of tunes by legendary pop songwriter Burt Bacharach, including his hit “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head.” It promises to be a fun show for those who love the popular tunes of yesteryear.

The Lexington County Choral Society is led by renowned vocalist and music educator Harold Glenn McIntosh. Among McIntosh’s credentials are performances as a soloist at storied venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York City. He is also currently serving as a professor of voice at several South Carolina colleges including Charleston Southern and CIU. McIntosh founded the LCCS in 1996 along with his wife Susan. It was their goal to bring quality choral music to their neighbors in Lexington. The 22-year history of the Lexington County Choral Society has seen it perform at esteemed events such as the Charleston Piccoto Spoleto and they even toured Italy in 2001.

The group’s repertoire includes classical works from composers such as Mozart and Beethoven and more contemporary pieces including those of Forrest and Martin. LCCS’ local concerts often have them host choral groups from Lexington-area high schools with performers from White Knoll and Brookland-Cayce schools among them. As part of its dedication to promoting vocal music in the area, the organization offers scholarships to deserving young singers in the community.

The Lexington County Choral Society’s Sounds of the Big Band performance will take place on Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church which is located at 5503 Sunset Boulevard in Lexington. Tickets are priced at $20 for adults,$15 for senior citizens and military personnel, and $5 for students. For purchasing information, please visit lexchoralsoc.org.

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