Organizers say this year’s inaugural Vocé Valentine’s Day concert is going to be one for the record books.
“We’re selling tickets fast,” said organizer Mark Gillespie. “Since the two venues we’re planning to use are a little smaller than our normal performances, it would be a good idea to purchase tickets in advance, since this is going to be on a first-come, first-served basis.”
The concerts, billed as “Sweets and a Song,” are scheduled for Feb. 8 at the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Airy and Feb. 9 at the First Baptist Church in Dobson.
Both performances are set to get under way at 7:30 p.m.
Renowned vocalist, and Mount Airy resident, Melva Houston will perform three songs, including songs by artists Captain and Tennille, Roberta Flack and Stevie Wonder, according to Gillespie.
Prior to each performance, Vocé will host a silent auction for gift baskets full of romantic items, with the proceeds being split between the church’s youth group and Vocé.
“Hopefully, someone will bid on it for their Valentine,” Gillespie said. “They’re just lovely and would be the perfect holiday gift.”
Each church’s youth group will prepare a reception of sweets prior to the start of the concert.
“That’s why we’re calling this first ever Valentines Day concert ‘Sweets and a Song,’” Gillespie said.
And the February performances will break away from the more classical selections for which Vocé is renowned, he added.
“We’re planning performances that will attract a wide variety of people in the audience,” he said. “The performance will feature music from a wide variety of genres that we hope will offer something for everyone.”
The concert also will feature guest performances from former Sandy Beam students Joshua Whitt and Sara Money, who will perform a five-song medley from Broadway’s “Phantom of the Opera.”
Tickets for the event are $10.
To purchase tickets or for more information, call Gillespie at 789-2035.
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