VOCE to present ‘Forever Disney’

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The choral ensemble VOCE will present “Forever Disney” Monday evening at the The Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mount Airy.

“It is doubtful there are many people who are not familiar with Walt Disney, or at least some of his work,” the group said in a written statement announcing the performance.

“His legacy began on May 15, 1928, when Mickey Mouse made his debut appearance. Soon after, he went on to create award-winning feature-length films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Fantasia to name a few.”

That was followed by the opening of Disneyland in 1954 in Anaheim California, the Mickey Mouse Club in 1955 on ABC and Mary Poppins being released in 1964.

“EPCOT, the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, a foreshadowing of the new urbanism movement lead to the creation of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida in 1965,” the group said.

Following Disney’s death on Dec. 15, 1966, “numerous award-winning projects were created under the name Disney. To name a few: Beauty and The Beast, The Lion King, Pocahontas, Tarzan, Aladdin, and The Little Mermaid. Disney music has been described as joyful, hopeful, inspirational, happy, beautiful, sad and even toe-tapping.”

Under the direction of Patti Miller Fulk, VOCE’s performance will “Take you on an emotional journey, reflecting times of old through more current and familiar melodies,” the group’s statement said.

The performance is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. There will be no charge for admission. “However all donations are most appreciated.” VOCE is a not-for-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible.

For more information, contact Mark Gillespie at 336-789-2035 or visit the group’s website at vocemtairy.org or the group’s Facebook page.

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