QUINCY (WGEM) – Hundreds of people filled seats at Quincy Junior High School on Sunday afternoon for the finale of the 2021-2022 concert season.
The Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association hosted the show, which was called Natural Wonders. It concludes a season named Enduring Spirit, a nod to the continued drive to bring music and entertainment to the community over the past year.
The show featured the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Quincy Symphony Chorus, members of the Youth Choir, and members of the Quincy University and John Wood Community College choirs.
In addition to the bands mentioned above, esteemed soloists Penelope Shumate and Ian Greenlaw have also performed.
Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association Marketing Coordinator Sandi Terford said the event was very special as everyone was able to come together to put on a great show.
“It’s really special because normally we would have an orchestra concert, and we would have a separate choir concert. But every two years we try to bring them all together because it’s really a great experience for all musicians. It’s a great experience for the members of the orchestra to have the choir singing with them, and it’s truly an exceptional experience for our youth choir,” said Terford.
She said it was exciting to see the show come to life after years of preparation.
“The Beethoven was actually scheduled two years ago in April and we had to cancel that concert. And Dr. Faust started writing his Wonder of the Waters a year ago, and our choir has been preparing for many months,” Terford said.
Makenzi Henderson from WGEM took part in the performance as a viola in the Quincy Symphony Chorus.
With the 2021-2022 concert season now over, Terford said everyone is already hard at work planning for the next season, with the opening concert scheduled for October 2.
You can read more about the Quincy Symphony Orchestra here.
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