Western N.C. Singers
by Luke Osteen
The Western North Carolina Singers will mark their successful return to the Plateau soundscape with a pair of concerts at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Highlands at 4:00 P.M. Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16. Admission is free and everyone is invited, although donations will be accepted.
The Singers have won a devoted following with their blend of popular operatic and Broadway tunes. This year, among their selections will be excerpts from “West Side Story” and the Huckleberry Finn-based “Big River.”
“We like to provide a broad selection of songs that’ll appeal to a wide audience, so if one of our tunes doesn’t catch someone, hopefully the next one will be their cup of tea.” says Conductor/Organizer Grat Rosazza. “I believe all of our songs are catchy and we like to present them in a way that’s almost irresistible.”
The Western North Carolina Singers come from all over the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, with some traveling from as far as Brevard and Balsam to participate.
“A lot of us sing in the Highlands Community Chorale, which performs at Christmas,” says Rosazza. “This gives us the opportunity to stretch a little bit and sing songs with a broader appeal.”