Atlanta Master Chorale
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts (Emory University)
1700 N Decatur Rd. NE Atlanta, GA 30307
Event date: 
28 Apr 2023 to 29 Apr 2023
Start Time: 
8 PM
Conductor / Keynote Speaker: 
Eric Nelson, Artistic Director and Conductor

Our 2022-2023 concert will close with a very different program and send us off with the spirit and eneregy that flows from an exciting Bluegrass concert.  Join us for this unique and wonderful season conclusion.  In addition to the High Lonesome Mass, the concert repertorie will also feature Appalachian hymns and folk songs.  It is sure to be a thrilling evening!

There’s something about the sound of a bluegrass band. The jangle of fiddle and banjo has an energy and vitality all its own, and a kind of melancholy too. The great bluegrass artists sang with a hint of weeping or wailing in their voices — Hank Williams singing “I’m so lonesome, I could cry,” or Roscoe Holcomb singing “I’m a man of constant sorrow.” We at Atlanta Master Chorale can’t pretend to be able to sound like the great bluegrass singers, but we can spend an evening with music that is inspired by the folk songs and hymns that arise out of the bluegrass tradition.

Performing with us will be the Chuck Nation Band. Chuck is a member of the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame, a two-time Georgia State Fiddle Champion, Georgia State Mandolin Champion, and a Louisiana State Fiddle Champion. The band has performed at Carnegie Hall, Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, and they have toured twice to Ireland, twice to China, Inner Mongolia, and in 2019 to Argentina.

 It is going to be a great close to our season!


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