The Marshall County Church Orchestra is in full swing of their summer schedule and recently played at the Hamlet United Methodist Church. The orchestra is under the direction of Don Harness of Plymouth. The group enjoys playing at Hamlet because of the great reception from the church people and the wonderful acoustics in the church building. During the concert the MCCO played a variety of classical, gospel, contemporary and patriotic music. The audience was particularly moved by the rousing march of the “Stars and Stripes Forever” and involuntarily stood during the Sousa March. They remained standing for the conclusion of the concert while the orchestra played the emotional “God Bless America”.
The Marshall County Church Orchestra is always accepting new members. The orchestra is made up of volunteer musicians of various ages and musical abilities. The MCCO received a $400.00 grant from the Marshall County Community Foundation to purchase music for the “Celebrations at Lincoln Center” concert, which will educate the audience about the history of Indiana, its writings and its music. Harness is in the process of planning this concert for June of 2016. He invites any instrumental musicians to join the present MCCO group for this spectacular event. Vocalists, narrators and orators will also be needed. For more information call Harness at 574-936-7357.
Upcoming MCCO concerts include:
Saturday, August 8 @ 12:00 p.m. – Faith Baptist Church
Thursday, August 13 @ 7:00 p.m. – Fairfield Garden Courts
Friday, September 4 @ 7:00 p.m. – Blueberry Festival/Jefferson Stage
Friday, September 11 @ 6:30 p.m. – River Park Square/Community Wide
Concert sponsored by The Well
Saturday, September 12 @ 9:00 a.m. – Plymouth Farmer’s Market
Saturday, October 31 @ 7:00 p.m. – Marshall County Historical Museum
Thursday & Friday, November 12 & 13 @ 7:00 p.m. Concert & Dessert/Christos’
Thursday, December 3 @ 7:00 p.m. – Miller’s Assisted Living
Thursday, December 10 @ 7:30 p.m. (EST) – Hamlet United Methodist Church
June of 2016 @ TBA – “Celebrations At Lincoln Center” – Young Amphitheatre
Photo Caption: Marshall County Church Orchestra director Don Harness discusses “tuning” with orchestra members before a recent concert held at the Hamlet United Methodist Church.