For The Vista
Local award-winning musician, Brian Bacon, will be making his conducting debut in the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City next spring.
This is Bacon’s fifth invitation to be a part of the MidAmerican Productions Choral Concert Series, but first as a guest conductor.
He will have the opportunity to conduct the New England Symphonic Ensemble and a 150-voiced choir that will include the Festival Chorale of Fairfield Glade, Roane State Community College Concert Choir and other choirs from across the United States.
Bacon will be conducting Bradley Ellingboe’s Requiem, which will also be performed in Fairfield Glade prior to New York City.
Previously, he has performed in Carnegie Hall under the direction of Dr. Larry Wyatt and famed choral composer John Rutter. In 2003 and 2007, Bacon had the opportunity to bring two of his own church choirs to perform. What an exciting opportunity for one of our local musicians!
He is currently the Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fairfield Glade; where he directs 7 choirs, including the Festival Chorale of Fairfield Glade and is the Music Director and Conductor of the Cumberland County Community Band.
More than 50 local musicians will be traveling with Mr. Bacon next spring and, of course, a trip of this caliber is not inexpensive.
A special benefit concert and dinner for “Choir Tour 2013” will be held at the Convention & Events Center of the Cumberlands at 5429 Peavine Road.
The event, “A Harvest Gala,” will include a three-course served meal and special entertainment by Brian and Amanda Bacon. Tickets at $25 per person and seating is limited. Contact Brian to reserve your tickets at 337-7050 or email him at [email protected]