1/22/2014 9:59:00 AM Chamber Orchestra concert Jan. 26 to feature local soloist
The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra "Sunday Series" will host soloist Jamie Platte, accompanied by Peter Sims, for a "Songs of Love and Loss" performance on January 26 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Charlevoix.
The concert, which will also include performances by the Charlevoix Saxophone Quartet. (joined by Jayne Winchester, also on saxophone), will begin at 4 p.m. Admission is free. The Sunday Series provides the community the opportunity to experience an intimate musical event.
Platte attended Eastern Michigan University, where she majored in vocal music education and minored in art. She expresses her love of music by performing , teaching, and leading the Voices Without Borders children's choral group, the Treble Singers. She also performs with the Little Traverse Civic Theatre.
Platte said she has wanted to perform the songs in Sunday's program for a long time, and will be singing in four languages.
Sims taught high school vocal music in Indianapolis before moving to Harbor Springs in 2002 to become the director of Music Ministry at the First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs. As former director of the Northern Michigan Chorale, and in his continuing role as chorus master of the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, he has experience with many vocalists and other musicians.
The Sunday Series of programs are presented free of charge with the support of the Roger and Peggy Dicken Schwer Fund administered by the Petoskey/Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation.
For more information about the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, go to www.glcorchestra.org.