MOULTRIE — A chamber ensemble of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians will join the Colquitt County High School A Cappella Choir to perform ‘Songs of the Georgia Sea Islands,’ a collaborative program of African-American spirituals and slave songs native to Georgia. The Colquitt County High School Women’s Chorale will also perform along with bass soloist Wes Lewis, a choir alumnus. The performance will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in the Colquitt County High School Wither's Auditorium. Tickets are $10 each and admission for children 10 and under will be free. Tickets are available at the Colquitt County Arts Center, from choir members and at the door prior to the concert. The concert is part of the New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music exhibit on display through Dec. 1 at the Arts Center.
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