Guest Artist Announced for Civic Chorale’s Spring Concert




The East Alabama Civic Chorale, sponsored by the East Alabama Arts Association, recently announced that its spring concert will take place Sunday afternoon, April 2, at 2:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Opelika.

“I believe this is a concert that everyone will find both enjoyable and inspiring,” said Dale Peterson, musical director of the 55-voice chorale. “All of the music, in various styles, speak to the transforming power of music.”

Some of the selections, such as “The Sound of Music” will be very familiar, while others will be new to many listeners. Composers included on the program are Handel, Daniel Gawthrop, Joseph Martin, Craig Courtney, Dale Peterson and Greg Gilpin.

Liza Weisbrod is the pianist for the chorale, and Brad White serves as assistant conductor.

The chorale is pleased to announce that its guest artist for the concert is cellist Ina Petkova-Apostolova.  A native of Bulgaria, Ina received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Vienna Conservatory in Austria. She has done additional study at the concervatoire, a rayonnement in Paris and at Haute Ecole de Musique in Switzerland. Petkova-Apostolova finished her studies at Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music.

She has won several prizes on the national and international levels. She has performed as a soloist with the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Vienna and has appeared on the stages in Bulgaria, Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Switzerland, France, Canada and the United States.

The public is cordially invited to attend. The concert is free to the public but those wishing to make a tax deductible contribution will have the opportunity to do so. Trinity Presbyterian Church is located at 1010 India Road in Opelika.

The East Alabama Civic Chorale performs under the direction of Dale Peterson. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO


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