Arts & Entertainment

Masterworks Chorale seeking new members for fall season

Coweta’s Masterworks Chorale’s 2013 fall rehearsal schedule begins the second week of August, and the group is seeking new members.

If you’d like to join the chorale, audition opportunities are available through July and the first week of August. Call Artistic Director Kathy Bizarth at 770-846-8278 or contact her at for an appointment.

At its first fall concert, Masterworks will premiere a work written by Andrew Smith, who won a young composers competition this past fall. Smith is a student at Columbus State University and a former Newnan High School student. The concert will feature the Masterworks’ scholarship winner as well — a tradition for the first concert of the season.

In March 2014, Masterworks will perform a commissioned piece by Dr. John Ratledge to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Throughout the season, the Centre Masterworks Youth Chorale (CMYC), under the direction of Millie Lanier Turek, will join Masterworks in several concerts as the young singers prepare for their role as ambassadors from the city of Newnan to Scotland.

The youth chorus is organized through the Coweta County School System’s Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan. Since its founding in 2003, Masterworks has presented at least three performances annually. One performance is always a master work that challenges and inspires singers and audiences alike. Masterworks’ mission is to foster and share the art of choral music and to serve the community through the pursuit of choral excellence in choral repertoire and performance.

Made up of residents 18 years and older of Coweta County and surrounding areas, the Chorale has furthered the art of singing exceptional choral music through rehearsal and performance of standard literature of quality and interest. It has reached audiences of several hundreds and is thriving through involvement with the community and schools of the Newnan and Coweta area.

The chorus also has been in workshop with internationally-known choral conductors, most recently Dr. Tim Seelig of Dallas, Texas, and Joseph Martin, who is also a renowned composer. In March of last year, Martin personally conducted Masterworks in a concert of his own works.

For more information about Masterworks Chorale, visit .

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