The Southeastern Oratorio Society and the Columbus Community Band will be coming together again to provide a one-hour concert of traditional patriotic music in celebration of Independence Day. The concert will be in the Leamon Rogers Memorial Chapel on the campus of Boys and Girls Homes of N.C. at Lake Waccamaw at 6 p.m. this Sunday, July 2.
The Southeastern Oratorio Society will perform several choral songs, and the Columbus Community Band will perform several instrumental songs. The event will be closed out with the two groups of approximately fifty performers, jointly performing God Bless America, Battle Hymn of the Republic, The Armed Forces Medley and America the Beautiful.
There is no admission fee, but there will be a donation box at the entrance to give attendees the chance to give back the BGHNC. Donation amounts of any kind are appreciated. The dress code for the event is casual or patriotic.
Both groups are volunteer singers and musicians from the community and region, and they perform two individual concerts each year. The Southeastern Oratorio Society is now in its fifty-first year, and the Columbus Community Band was established a few years ago to give local musicians the chance to come together and share their love of music with public performances.
The Leamon Rogers Memorial Chapel can be found at 111 Rube McCray Circle. You can find out more about the Southeastern Oratorio Society or the Columbus Community Band by visiting their Facebook pages.