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Center Chorale’s first concert of season: a Celtic Chorale Celebration

Several members of the 40 voice Center Chorale with bagpiper Felicity Carroll.

The Center Chorale presents “A Celtic Choral Celebration,” the first concert of the 2017/18 season for the North County choral ensemble.  Local Ashworth Academy of Highland Dance joins the Center Chorale in this concert.

The Chorale will sing arrangements of Scottish and Irish tunes accompanied by pianist, Joseph Valent.  Bagpipes are an integral part of the Scottish traditions, and one of the members of the Center Chorale, Felicity Carroll, is an accomplished bagpiper, who will play on the program.  Megan Ashworth of the Ashworth Academy of Highland Dance will present highland dances accompanied by bagpiper Ross Naismith.

The Center Chorale is an ensemble of choral singers endorsed by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido performing choral literature of past masterworks and Twentieth and Twenty-first Century compositions in a variety of styles. The ensemble partners with the Center Children’s Chorus in promoting vocal music in our community. The Center Chorale is dedicated to excellence in performance and education and to preserving the tradition of singing as an expression of art.

The conductor of the Center Chorale, Joe Stanford is encouraging anyone who owns a kilt, to show up in Scottish splendor.

“A Celtic Choral Celebration” will be in the California Center for Arts, Escondido, Center Theater on October 27 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at www.artcenter.org  Phone: (800) 988-4253

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