SAINT AUGUSTINE – The St. Augustine Community Chorus, under the direction of Mike Sanflippo, presents Not One Sparrow Is Forgotten, featuring the premiere of Mass by Loren C. Fortna, as part of its 2017-18 concert season, Sunday, May 13 at 3 p.m.at Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St. Fortna will accompany his composition on classical guitar.
The program includes a trio of pieces as a prelude to the Mass that share themes of peace, equality, and compassion. The Mass is a large-scale setting of the traditional texts in the customary five movement form. Listeners will find great variety in Fortna’s writing, from lyrical soaring lines to angular, rhythmic passages, as he explores a wide range of style for the guitar, soloists, and chorus alike.
Concert tickets: Adults $15 in advance and $20 at the door, $5 for students and military with ID. Advanced tickets for our upcoming concert can be purchased at these supportive businesses: Carter’s Jewelry, Flowers by Shirley, Herbie Wiles Insurance, Southern Horticulture, Sterry Piano, and online at: www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org.
About the St. Augustine Community Chorus
The St. Augustine Community Chorus, under the direction of Mike Sanflippo, has been performing choral music in St. Augustine and St. Johns County since 1948. Our community highly anticipates attending first rate distinctive performances. The chorus traditionally presents three concerts a year: a holiday program including portions of Handel’s Messiah and other music; a mid-season Pops program of popular songs and show tunes; and a spring program featuring major choral works. The chorus is made up of 100+ volunteer members and depends on the good will of audiences, donors and grants for support in our musical endeavors. For more information, visit www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org.