March 21, 2013
Susan Herbst said she didn't have a choice about deciding whether to continue with the concerts at Right Choice Ministries, which she founded with her late husband, Winston. “He kind of made that decision for me,” she said. “He made me promise that I would continue it.” Susan Herbst said before her husband's death on Dec. 23, he told her he wanted her to continue with the Hagerstown ministry that provided a place where local teens could gather and listen to clean music in a safe and drug-free environment.
March 14, 2013
The Music Department at Smithsburg Middle School will hold its third annual benefit concert Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at Smithsburg High School. This year, concert donations will raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through the Special Events for St. Jude fundraising program. St. Jude is one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. The concert will feature performances by the Smithsburg Middle School Eighth Grade Band, Eighth Grade Chorus, and Festival Orchestra. Each group will perform three selections they have prepared for the Washington County Large Ensemble Adjudication Festival held later that week.
March 10, 2013
All-State Junior Chorus members sang, swayed and stomped their feet Sunday as South Hagerstown High hosted their concert, which drew a packed house. Among the more than 150 singers on stage were two Washington County Public Schools students from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. Ingram freshmen and Hagerstown residents Josh Geblein, 14, and Nadia McClain, 14, have been practicing since Friday with their colleagues from around the state, they said. “It was awesome,” said Josh, a tenor.
March 7, 2013
1. Award-winning music Evolution Rock School will present "Grammy," a concert honoring Grammy award-winning and nominated musicians and a few others. 50/50 raffle to benefit the rock school scholarship fund. Snacks will be sold. Show is at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Academy Theater, 58 E. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. $7.50; free for those 5 and younger. Call 240-285-3526 or email email@example.com . 2. Classical tunes Terra Voce, consisting of flutist Elizabeth Brightbill and cellist Andrew Gabbert, will perform "Scotch Aires" by Francesco Geminiani, "Pajaros del Mar" by Graham Lynch and other selections.
February 24, 2013
The Joyful Noise concert series will present “The Shamrock and The Daffodil,” a program of songs, poetry and legends from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Christ Reformed Church in Hagerstown will present the concert Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m. The program is a celebration of Saint David's Day, which is March 1, and Saint Patrick's Day, which is March 17. It will feature legends of the saints, as well as poetry by William Yeats, Robert Burns and others, as well as music. The choirs of Christ Reformed Church and their soloist and readers will join harpist Sally Lay in traditional songs, such as “Danny Boy,” “Comin' Thro' the Rye” and “Blue Bells of Scotland,” as well as some lesser-known but traditional songs.
February 14, 2013
St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Lappans offers Evensong and a Concert for the First Sunday in Lent at 5 p.m. in the St. Mark's Fellowship Center, 18313 Lappans Road, just off Sharpsburg Pike. The Washington Cappella Antiqva, a small vocal ensemble dedicated to the integration of liturgical and musicological research and scholarship, will sing Choral Evensong and present a short concert at the end of the prayers. A reception to honor the...
February 14, 2013
The Top Five Zydeco Louisiana comes to Chambersburg, Pa., when Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas perform zydeco music Friday at Wilson College. 7:30 p.m. Wilson College's Laird Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. $15. For tickets, call 717-262-2003 or go to www.wilson.edu/event . Fairy tale detective story Potomac Playmakers present "Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective," a story about missing fairy tale props. The show opens Friday at Women's Club in Hagerstown. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 15 and 22, and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 23; and 3 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 17 and 24. Women's Club, 31 S. Prospect Street, Hagerstown.
February 13, 2013
Today is Valentine's Day. Love will be celebrated far and wide. And the Maryland Symphony Orchestra invites you to feel the love this weekend at The Maryland Theatre. The MSO will pay homage to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart during its 31st season's third masterworks concert, "For the Love of Mozart. " The program includes Frank Martin's Ouverture en hommage à Mozart, Robert Schumann's "Carnaval," Op. 9 and Symphony No. 4 in D minor and Mozart's Concerto for Piano No. 27 in B-flat Major.
February 5, 2013
Washington County Public Schools presented the 2013 All County Middle and High School Bands and Jazz Ensemble concert on Saturday at North Hagerstown High School. The following were members of the bands: 2013 All County Middle School Band Flute - Sabrina Arno, Northern; Jill Bender, Clear Spring; Megan Campbell, Springfield; Hannah Coughlin, Springfield; Brett Douglas, Smithsburg; Bethany Helman, Western Heights; Olivia King, Northern; Mackenzie Kirby, Boonsboro; Jade Lee, Smithsburg; Lauren Loewen, E. Russell Hicks; Elizabeth Lulciuc, Clear Spring; Olivia Schmidt, Boonsboro; Kai Walker, Western Heights; Jada Younker, E. Russell Hicks Oboe - Eduardo Elias-Vasquez, Western Heights; Katie Lee, Northern Bassoon - Hayden Lyles, Northern Clarinet - Kaylee Adelsberger, Springfield; Zoie Alexander, Western Heights; Ashley Ardinger, Clear Spring; Connor Buckley, E.Russell Hicks; Rebecca Embly, E. Russell Hicks; Barbara Fitzsimmons, Springfield; Megan Frey, E. Russell Hicks; Diego Garcia-Munoz, Western Heights; Nicole Gest, Springfield; Chloe Hadley, E. Russell Hicks; Sierra Hill, Western Heights; Julie Hutzell, Western Heights; Megan Klosterman, Boonsboro; Hannah Moore, E. Russell Hicks; Dylan Newell, Western Heights; David O'Donoghue, Northern; Quinn Paradise, Boonsboro; Richard Robertson, Clear Spring; Brianna Rowe, Smithsburg; Rebekah Scott, Boonsboro; Maira Tarawallie, Northern; Julia Thomas, Smithsburg; Lisa Weller, Clear...
February 2, 2013
Washington County Free Library's Noteworthy Sundays at Your Library Concert on Sunday, Feb. 10, will feature Jeff Smith, a singer-songwriter and guitarist whose work has been featured on “The Young and the Restless.” Smith's interest in recording and creating music was sparked by the 1960s British invasion groups, the subsequent resurgence of blues music, and the links to country and folk music. The free concert is at 3 p.m. at the Leonard P. Snyder Memorial Branch Library at 12624 Broadfording Road in Clear Spring.