JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Local fans of the performing arts have several opportunities for entertainment with upcoming performances by the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra, Christian Youth Theater and Johns Creek Chorale.
The symphony will present an evening of chamber music including “Dvorak’s Quintet Op. 77” and Mendelssohn’s “Octet, Op. 20” on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
“If you’re interested in sitting and listening to some delightfully soothing music, you need to come to this concert,” Music Director Wayne Baughman said.
Chamber music is composed for a small ensemble, rather than a full orchestra, which appeals to many listeners, Baughman said.
“Because of the fact there are fewer performers that means there are fewer performers on each part,” he said. “In many ways, it is a simpler listening experience for the audience and it has a visual component too because you can tell exactly who is playing every single note.”
The concert will be held at Johns Creek United Methodist Church, 11180 Medlock Bridge Road, and tickets are $32 for adults, $27 for seniors 55 or older and $16 for students and children.
The Christian Youth Theater will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church’s main sanctuary, 2850 Old Alabama Road.
Shows are at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 through Saturday, Oct. 27, with matinees Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $20.
The following weekend Nov. 3, the Johns Creek Chorale will present “Songs of Remembrance” at 5 p.m. In honor of All Souls Day, the Chorale will sing songs to honor lost loved ones.
“The folks that are singing are choosing music that is very personal to them, Executive Director Linda Bergman said. “I think it will be a nice intimate concert for somebody to go to and I think it will be very moving music.”
The event will also feature the newly formed woman’s choir Tapestry, a 30-member group that debuted at the One Voice concert Oct. 20.
Tickets are $10 and children under 12 are free. The event is at Celebration Village, 3000 Celebration Boulevard in Suwanee.