Chords for Clark concert to benefit GRC choirs

Published 8:38 am Monday, October 3, 2016

The second annual Chords for Clark fundraiser will take place Saturday evening at Leeds Center for the Arts.

The concert is a collaborative effort between the George Rogers Clark High School Choirs and the Kentuckians Chorus to benefit the GRC choir.

Kris Olson, the director of the GRC choir and a member of the Kentuckians Chorus, said the groups agreed to make the event an annual occurrence because they enjoyed it so much the previous year.

“I was encouraged to do a fundraising concert last year and it was so fun we decided to make a regular thing out of it,” Olson said.

He said all of the money raised by the event will go to assisting the choir during the school year. He said some things the money could go toward are uniforms, fees to attend programs and travel expenses.

Olson said this year’s show will be similar in scope to the previous year’s, and it will feature a wide variety of songs.

“Its a no-holds-barred event,” he said.

He said the group will open with a selection in Latin before changing to a song from South Africa. The show will also include a mix of classical and contemporary favorites, with some solo performances from GRC students.

Olson said the event would not be possible without the combined efforts of the Kentuckians Chorus and the operators of Leeds, which he described as a gem in the Winchester community.

Tickets to the show are $10 for students and $15 for adults. They can be purchased at the door the night of the show or reserved in advance at www.leedscenter.org.

Contact Seth Littrell at seth.littrell@winchestersun.com.