Music at the Morris (in Augusta, GA), the Morris Museum’s popular free monthly Sunday concert series, features four fabulously talented women this fall—Diana Thompson, Amy Christian, Caroline Herring, and Tara Scheyer.
Sunday, September 26
Lyric coloratura soprano Diana Thompson returns home to Augusta to open the fall music season with a program of songs by Schubert, Liszt, Strauss, Barber, and other composers. Ms. Thompson concertizes regularly and teaches at her voice studio in North Carolina.
Sunday, October 17
Classically trained vocalist and former backup singer for the late James Brown, Amy Christian, also a native Augustan, brings great personal style and verve to a program of jazz, pop, and standards to the Morris.
Sunday, November 14
A Mississippi native long associated with the Austin, Texas, music scene, critically acclaimed singer and songwriter Caroline Herring returns to the Morris with music that has been hailed for combining traditional sounds with striking, original observations about modern life and love. She has just released her forth album, Golden Apples of the Sun.
Sunday, December 5
Singer/songwriter Tara Scheyer, one of Augusta’s favorite performers and the lead songstress of the Mudpuppy Band, presents a holiday concert for all ages. Tara will sing—and will lead the audience in singing—some of the seasonal favorites.
Music at the Morris is presented in the museum’s auditorium. Performances begin at 2:00 p.m. and are followed by refreshments and an opportunity for conversation with the artists. Seating is limited. Admission to the concert and the post-performance reception are free, thanks to our sponsors: SunTrust Bank, FIAMM Energy, and Hull Barrett, PC.
The Morris Museum of Art (Augusta) was founded in 1985 and opened to the public in 1992. It is the oldest museum in the country that is devoted to the art and artists of the American South. The museum’s permanent collection holds approximately five thousand works of art that date from the late-eighteenth century to the present. The permanent collection galleries are currently being reinstalled and will reopen March 6, 2010. The Morris is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and on Sunday, noon–5:00 p.m. For more information about the Morris Museum of Art, visit www.themorris.org or call 706-724-7501.
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