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BankSouth to sponsor Southern Georgia Symphony’s Holiday Concerts Nov. 27-28

BankSouth of Savannah will sponsor The Southern Georgia Symphony’s two holiday performances later this month. The BankSouth Holiday Concerts will be held in Savannah on Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the historic Lucas Theatre beginning at 8 p.m., and in Statesboro the previous night, Monday, Nov. 27, in the Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Under the leadership of Music Director Cheung Chau, the Southern Georgia Symphony, along with special guest vocalists, soprano Heidi Bindhammer and baritone Allen Henderson, will perform holiday favorites, including a holiday sing-along at the end of the concert. With an adult admission, children 18 and under will be admitted free.

The repertoire planned for the BankSouth Holiday Concert is beloved favorites and songs that celebrate the holidays around the world, including “Let It Snow,” “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” “The Christmas Song,” “Festive Sounds of Hanukah,” “Frosty the Snowman,” Verdi’s “La forza del destino Overture,” and Mozart’s “Magic Flute Overture.” The holiday sing-along, “A Suite of Carols,” is collection of nine carols for orchestra and optional chorus, beginning with “Joy to the World” and ending with “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.” “A Suite of Carols” is an original arrangement by Michael Braz, Professor of Music at Georgia Southern University.

Tommy Hester, president, BankSouth Savannah said, “It’s a pleasure for BankSouth to be involved with the Southern Georgia Symphony and in bringing quality music to Savannah, especially during this very special season of the year.”

‘The Holiday Concert is a perfect way to kick off this festive time and the Southern Georgia Symphony is proud to have BankSouth as our Season Partner for this endeavor,” said Cheung Chau. He continued, ‘We want to provide a family friendly event, with a musical repertoire that will make our audience continue to smile even after the concert has ended.”

Ticket information for the BankSouth Holiday Concert other Southern Georgia Symphony information can be found on the website, www.southerngeorgiasymphony.org. Savannah performance tickets can be purchased at the SCAD Box Office, 216 E. Broughton Street,
(912) 525-5050 or online at www.scadboxoffice.com. In Statesboro, tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center or by calling 912-486-7999.

BankSouth is a full-service community bank, dedicated to serving the needs of local families and businesses. BankSouth currently operates two branches in Savannah, including downtown’s Johnson Square and Stephenson Avenue on the southside.

The Southern Georgia Symphony is a partnership between Georgia Southern University and other organizations committed to bringing a high-quality symphonic series to the coastal region, including WTOC-TV, Clear Channel Radio Savannah, The River 98.7, East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Savannah Morning News, Belford’s, Comcast, BankSouth, Memorial Health, Sea Island Bank, The Statesboro Herald, Connect Savannah, Connect Statesboro, Northland Cable and Smack Dab Studios. The Southern Georgia Symphony is proud to serve the artistic needs of the broad and diverse community of Coastal Georgia. The Southern Georgia Symphony has expanded its reach, visibility and influence within the region so it may substantially contribute to the wealth of cultural life in the area, enhance the musical education of young audiences, contribute to economic growth and build strong ties with each community.

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