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Rants & Raves

...JULY FOURTH, I attended a marvelous star-studded concert in historic St. Paul's Church with Keith Shafer as music director and joined by the Independence Day Chorus and Orchestra. The guest star was Russell Joel Brown. These musicians...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-17/rants-raves
Star Spangled Chorus ready for Independence Day performance

...powerful and emotional even without instruments backing the choir.That's the sound that Shafer, St. Paul's music director and chorus leader, wants Augusta residents to hear during the Riverwalk Series' 4th of July Chorus and Orchestra...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2014-06-28/star-spangled-chorus-ready-i
Georgia State students fight radio shakeup

...quickly and loudly, upset they hadn't been informed until the deal was done.Fray DeVore, the station's outgoing music director who graduated this spring, said the outcry was validation for a group of students passionate about the station but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-01/georgia-state-students-fight-
Just the right note for 25 years

...to recognize her for her 25 years as the church's music director.But she was floored by what the church had planned...and got the job that fall. A year later, when the music director left to follow his wife's ministry, she took over...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2014-05-15/just-right-note-
A Joyful Noise: St. Paul's Church Choir Benefit

...New England and Canada. A reception will follow the concert.COST: DonationsABOUT THE CHOIR: Shafer serves as music director for the church and St. Paul's Choir. He has performed across the country and coordinates the popular Tuesdays...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2014-02-07/joyful-noise-st-pauls-ch
North Augusta Cultural Arts council takes to stage with 'I Love a Piano'

...talents and experience in the theater community. Let's put together a theater production.' "Terry, who serves as music director of the production, said she is glad they are expanding their community-wide arts emphasis to include theater...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-01-22/north-augusta-cultura
Co-founder of the Augusta Chorale dies at 101

...sang tenor in the group until health complications stopped him from doing so at age 99.Ellis Johnson, a former music director of the Augusta Chorale, said Babcock worked tirelessly to support the group through fundraising and recruiting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-13/co-founder-augusta-chorale-di
Big thanks to organ donor

...to prosper in the CSRA.Rob NordanDon Cleary, Ph.D.Evans (The writers are, respectively, the executive/music director of the Columbia County Orchestra, and the artistic director of the Columbia County Choral Society.)

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-12-26/big-thanks-organ-donor
Academy of Richmond County adds 9 to school's hall of fame

...academics."This school made a lasting impression on my life," said Joseph Jennings, a renowned conductor and music director and now artist in residence at USC Aiken.The hall of fame was created last year to honor those who made significant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-10-17/academy-richmond-county-a
50 years later, Grovetown man recalls letter to King, response

...other people. I think I felt it was a wonderful times for me, but for black people it was not."Brandyberry, the music director at Barnwell United Meth o dist Church, moved to the area 16 years ago.Until now, he has only told his four children...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-19/50-years-later-grovetown-man-