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Discover Fauquier April 2018
A Public Service Feature
Daryl Davis & FrienDs: Gloria
Faye Dingus Music alliance; saturday,
april 21, 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Piano legend, Daryl Davis with Seth
Kibel, Dean Honeycutt, Mike Wilber
& Scott Rabino in concert. $20/Ticket
for limited seating. Free for children
(under 12) with guardian. 102 Main St.,
Warrenton, proceeds support The Gloria
Faye Dingus Music Alliance non-profit
organization to provide music education
& instruments to all wishing to learn &
roast beeF Dinner: Grace Church;
Friday, april 14, 5-7pm. All are welcome.
Featuring Wilson's Meats (Catlett), red
potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, &
desserts galore. Take-out available. Free
will offering. Grace Church Parish Hall,
5108 Weston Rd., Casanova.
Dixie rhythM: springtime Jam;
saturday, april 21, 5-7pm. Dixieland
Jazz Band with arts & crafts for kids.
Free. Marshall Community Center, 4133
Rectortown Rd., Marshall
truCks & More: at vint hill;
saturday, april 28, 10am-2pm.
For children and all truck lovers.
Concessions available. Suggested
donation $10/Family for support of swim
lesson scholorship fund. Larry Weeks
Community Pool. 4248 Bludau Dr.,
astronoMy Day star party:
northern virginia astronomy Club;
saturday, april 21, 3-11pm. Bring your
own telescope or observe through one
provided. All ages welcome, 17 & under
must be accompanied by adult. County
vehicles free. C.M. Crockett Park. 10066
Rogues Rd., Midland.
CaMp For GrievinG youth- 2018
Journeys: hospice of the piedmont;
saturday, april 8, 8:45am-4:30pm.
Triple C Camp, Charlottesville. For
alzheiMer's & DeMentia-relateD
illnesses: support Group; every 4th
Wednesday, 4-5:30pm. Hosted at the Villa
at Suffield Meadows, 6735 Suffield Ln.,
Warrenton neWCoMers Club:
Coffee & open house; april 11,
second Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am.
All area residents of 5 years or less, or
who have experienced a lifestyle change.
Make friends, hear speakers from the
community. Mercy Hall, 121 John E. Mann
artistic director, John Maerhofer, explains that the Chorale
receives regular requests to sing the national anthem or
a Christmas carol at local events. While they enjoy doing
so, John approached the Chorale's board to ask about
forming a smaller group of Chorale members to perform
"The Board said to move forward," John says, adding that
these concerts can be held as fundraisers for local causes.
"This is a great way to provide services to the community."
He explains that the Warrenton Chamber Singers--as the
group is known--is composed of 2836 people, which of
course includes a blend of their talented sopranos, altos,
tenors, and basses. Because they have 64 years' worth
of Chorale pieces from which to choose, John notes that
they can build a custom concert quite easily. For example,
the group performed at a church in February, and because
it was close to Valentine's
Day, they included a few
well-known love songs.
The process for requesting
a Warrenton Chamber
Singers or Handbell
Choir performance is
easy. Simply reach out
to any Warrenton Chorale
member with a couple of
possible dates, and they
will let you know what is
possible! John notes that
they provide any group
asking for a choral performance with a list of possible
songs to choose from in case they have some favorites.
Don't miss the Warrenton Chorale's Choral Bouquet
Concert on Friday and Saturday,
April 27 and 28 at
Warrenton United Methodist Church. To learn more,
From its humble beginnings in 1953, the
Chorale, a non-auditioned community organization, quickly
became known for the beautiful music it provided for annual
holiday concerts. Through the years, it added different
groups, such as the Youth
Chorale (originally called
the Children's Choir) in
1967 and the Handbell
Choir in 1974, all of which
now perform twice a year.
B o b S c h o e n i ke h a s
conducted the Handbell
Choir for about 15 years,
a n d i t w a s h e w h o
suggested they play during
the spring concert, having
previously performed only
at the holiday concert.
Along with his 14 ringers, Bob looks forward to performing
three pieces at this year's spring concert.
One of them is called "Song of Peace," which Bob says
speaks to the relationship between conflict and peace.
At its base, the song follows the tune of "Dona Nobis
Pacem" (Grant Us Peace), but it's hard to recognize since
it's covered by dissonant notes. "That's frequently how
conflict and peace relate," Bob explains. "Peace is always
there, but conflict tends to cover it up." By the end of the
song, the familiar peaceful melody is clearly audible. Plan
to attend the concert to hear this and two other pieces
that the Handbell Choir is preparing!
In addition, Bob notes that the Handbell Choir has been
pleased to begin offering their own concerts upon request.
They have done a few in the past year, all of them to help
raise money for local charities.
The Handbell Choir isn't the only part of the Warrenton
Chorale to take their show out on the road! The Chorale's
~ Nancy Griffin-Bonnaire