News from Savannah, Georgia and surrounding communities of the Coastal Empire
From July 26th – August 4th, 2013, each participating upscale restaurant will offer a spectacular 3-course, prix fixe dinner menu for only $30 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Reservations are recommended.
July 25th, 2013
Telfair Museums is proud to announce the Owens-Thomas House has been selected to participate in the 2013-2014 Yale Public History Institute (PHI), a year-long project development program. PHI brings together historians, staff of public history institutions including the Smithsonian Institution and Yale University, and graduate students to explore and create ways to interpret African American history and culture for the broader public. The Owens-Thomas House is one of only five American historic institutions selected for the program. The National Museum of Denmark also will participate.
The project kicks off with a week-long summer seminar held at Yale July 21-27, which will feature daily sessions on historical content and interpretive issues. Additionally, participants will spend the week developing specified interpretive projects and will continue to collaborate on these projects over the coming year.
July 22nd, 2013
The camp is taught by competitively-selected instructors from colleges across the U.S. “It offers the same number of instructional hours as our entire fall-to-spring choir season” according to Emmy Williams, SCC’s director of education. “Over these two weeks, campers learn to read and perform music. They also learn music history, music theory, movement and this year, we’re offering a special class on music business.” While the concert is the culmination of the camp experience, the entire two weeks serves as the only audition into the Savannah Children’s Choir. “During this time, we’re able to evaluate each child individually, not only for their musical ability but their interest. We’re also able to identify which of the three choirs – Primary, Preparatory or Premier – would be the best fit should they be invited to join the SCC,” said Williams. “Our instructors, all who are working on advanced music degrees, offer our campers the latest in music education, giving them a strong start for the season ahead.”
“Because we’re preparing to go into the recording studio this fall to record a CD of holiday music, we wanted to get a head start introducing the music at Summer Camp,” says Roger Moss, SCC artistic director and co-founder. However, there’s more in store for these potential new members of the Savannah Children’s Choir. As they prepare to take their first-ever solo tour to Vienna and Prague in June 2014, the non-profit children’s choir will present a number of concerts to help raise travel scholarship funds for choir members.
The SCC’s 2013/2014 season kicks off with the Vienna Boys Choir in concert on Friday, Oct. 18 at the Cathedral, sponsored by Georgia Power. Tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime experience are available at www.savannahboxoffice.com. On Nov. 16, Metropolitan Opera bass/baritone Keith Miller has generously organized “A Night in Vienna” to benefit the SCC. Held at the SCAD Museum, the event includes a pre-concert artists’ talk, a concert featuring the best of Viennese
opera, and an artists’ reception following the concert. Miller will be joined on stage by mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques-Eddy and tenor Tommy Wazelle. The evening will also feature soprano (and former Miss Hawaii) Melissa Zapin and
composer and producer Dina Finai, who both will have just finished a week-long residency focused on music business with the SCC, sponsored by the Savannah Friends of Music.
“It’s important for the community to come out to the End of Camp concert,” comments Roger Moss. “This group of campers is the very start of the choir that will represent us internationally by the end of our season. You will love their performance now, but you’re not going to believe the choir they’ll evolve into by next June.”
July 18th, 2013
The Landings way of life
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The Landings Association
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The Landings Club
Golf, tennis, dining, pool and fitness facilities at The Landings are part of the private Landings Club. Click here for details on membership programs.