September 7, 2010
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – The Lake Junaluska Peace Conference September 18-21, Peace for the World’s Children, will feature performances by several local and regional choirs, including the Womansong Community Chorus of Asheville, the Waynesville Middle School Chorus, and the Carolina Concert Choir of Hendersonville.
Womansong will perform during the September 19 evening session that begins at 7:00 p.m. This community chorus, directed by Debbie Nordeen and assistant director, Althea Gonzalez, is known for quality performances, high energy and creativity, and for assistance to women in need.
Monday, September 20, both the Waynesville Middle School Chorus and the Carolina Concert Choir of Hendersonville will perform during the evening session beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Directed by Dr. Janna Brendell and accompanied by Mary Neill Rogers, the Waynesville Middle School Chorus of 6th, 7th and 8th graders has a long history of excellence. During its Monday performance, approximately seventy students will showcase a delightful variety of vocal talents.
The Carolina Concert Choir of Hendersonville, under the direction of Bradford Gee, began in 1979 as a madrigal group of ten to twelve vocalists. The current group of forty performs classical and contemporary pieces and has, by invitation, performed in the prestigious Spoleto Festival.
The Lake Junaluska Peace Conference will feature children’s activist Dr. Marian Wright Edelman, Dr. Jeni Stepanek, Bishop Kenneth Carder, and Dr. Luther Smith. Stepanek, continuing son Mattie’s work for peace, will meet with children, youth, and adults on September 18 and 19. Bishop Carder will speak on September 19th, Dr. Edelman on September 20th, and Dr. Luther Smith on September 21st. For more information about the Peace Conference, visit www.lakejunaluska.com/peace or call 828-454-6656.