Residents of Cumberland and Robeson counties are in for a treat as the Cumberland Oratorio Singers, along with the Fayetteville Symphonic Band and the Methodist University choirs, hit the road March 20-21.
The group, under the direction of Michael Martin, the director of choral activities and music education at Methodist as well as the Oratorio, will perform one concert at Methodist University and one at Robeson Community College. The concerts will feature Vincent Persichetti’s Celebrations. The concert at Methodist on March 20 will be held in Reeves Auditorium. The Robeson Community College concert will be held in the A.D. Lewis Auditorium on March 21. Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
A special highlight of this concert will be George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue featuring Dr. Scott Marosek, music professor of piano studies at Methodist. Accompanying Marosek will be the Fayetteville Symphonic Band. The band is a community instrumental group consisting of both student and adult musicians from throughout the region. Currently, the band consists of approximately 65 musicians, and is open to all interested wind, brass, and percussion players and is conducted by Dr. Larry Wells, Director of Instrumental Studies at Methodist University.