Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Forest Park High School Singing Alumni Come Together for Special Concert

Forest Park High School alumni will come together for one night only for a very special concert. On Friday, May 8, the Forest Park High School Reunion Concert Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church in Lake City, Georgia.

The choir, which includes 75 singers, has been rehearsing every Monday evening at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church. The concert is free and open to the public.

Elaine McCullough Carroll, class of 1978 is serving as Chair-Person for this event, and Ken McCullers, class of ’87, serves as accompanist for the choir.

The concert’s repertoire includes:
River in Judea
There Is a Balm in Gilead
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Vive L’Amour[men]
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Hey, Look Me Over
Bring Him Home
My Wish for You
Rhythm of Life
The Lord Bless You and Keep You

In early January, Marion Williams, the choir’s director, and his wife Julia enjoyed lunch with several former Forest Park High School graduates, who were mostly from the class of 1978. During their time together at lunch, someone in the group suggested that Williams make an effort to get together as many former Concert Choir singers as could be contacted. “Someone then asked if it would be possible to create a singing experience for this group. The rest – up until this second – is history!” remarks Williams.

Williams continues by saying, “I served as Director of Choral Activities at Forest Park High School from the fall of 1976 until my retirement from Clayton County in June 1999. I, therefore, decided to issue an invitation to all Concert Choir singers – 1977 through 1999.”

For more information about the Forest Park High School Reunion Concert Choir, please contact Director Marion Williams at 678-432-5778 or marion_williams@bellsouth.net.
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