Sesquicentennial Commission to present musical celebration next week

Johnson City Press • Nov 11, 2019 at 9:15 AM

Perhaps a more unheralded part of Johnson City’s rich history, the city’s sesquicentennial commission is hoping to highlight just how important music has been to the city’s culture. 

“Johnson City has a rich music history,” said Abby Boone, organizer of the event. “Our intent is to share music that is culturally significant to this area while reflecting on the city that unites us. We are all different. Our backgrounds, our interests, our livelihoods and our family compositions are diverse but we all share the same home of Johnson City.”

“The Road Home: a Musical Celebration of Johnson City's 150th Anniversary” will be held at 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 211 Mayflower Road. It is free and open to the public. 

The event will celebrate the founding of Johnson City 150 years ago through music with a diverse set of musicians playing an eclectic mixture of sacred music from all genres. Attendees can expect to hear classical and choral music, gospel country and gospel bluegrass, instrumental and acapella.

Scheduled to perform are male and female quartets, a senior citizen choir, a recently established church choir; a recent graduate of a doctoral opera program, an emeritus organ professor, a university instrumental folk ensemble and a solo violinist.

To learn more about the sesquicentennial celebration, visit www.jctn150.com or follow @jctn150 (Johnson City 150 — Sesquicentennial Celebration) on Facebook.

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