Arts briefs 4/27/17

Clay Today
Posted 4/26/17

29th Annual Clay County Student Art Show ORANGE PARK – For almost three decades, Clay County art students have been given a platform to show their work in the annual student art show.The show …

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Arts briefs 4/27/17

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29th Annual Clay County Student Art Show
ORANGE PARK – For almost three decades, Clay County art students have been given a platform to show their work in the annual student art show.
The show runs Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m. to Sunday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at Orange Park Mall, 1910 Wells Rd.
Elementary student artwork will be exhibited in front of Belk, while secondary student artwork will be exhibited in front of JCPenney.
The elementary reception will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28 in front of Belk, while the secondary student reception will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 15.

OPCT to hold auditions
ORANGE PARK – Upcoming auditions for “Shrek The Musical,” will be held at Orange Park Community Theatre on April 30 and May 1 at 7pm.
Production dates run Aug. 11-Sept. 3. Would-be actors are required to bring in cut CD containing a prepared 16-24 bars of a song to perform for the audition. Acapella and live accompaniment are prohibited.
Actors should be prepared to perform cold readings from the script and undergo a dance audition as well. Details about the characters are available at OPCT.info/get-involved. Contact director Tricia Williams at hamlet551@gmail.com for further inquiries.

Murphy to headline Freedom Fest
ORANGE PARK – Country music singer and songwriter David Lee Murphy will be the headline entertainment for this year’s Freedom Festival, the Orange Park Mall’s annual Fourth of July celebration to be held June 24.
The free patriotic tribute, now in its seventh year, will honor the sacrifices of the men and women who serve our nation – from the armed forces, particularly those based out of Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport and Camp Blanding to local first responders.

St. Augustine Community Chorus Annual Masterworks performance
ST. AUGUSTINE – The St. Augustine Community Chorus, under the direction of Michael Sanflippo, will present its celebrated Masterworks concert featuring “Two Glorias: Vivaldi and Poulenc.” This program features Shannon McKay, organ, chamber orchestra, and soloists Hannah J Mazur, soprano, and Regina Torres, mezzo-soprano.
The soaring, soul stirring majesty of these works are perfectly suited to the beautiful and historical Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine where the chorus will perform on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th at 2:00 p.m. Vivaldi’s Gloria, written in the early 18th century, contrasts greatly with Poulenc’s setting, which premiered some 250 years later in 1961. Listeners will discover both abundant contrast as well as some commonalities in these two choral masterworks which are dynamic standards in the choral repertoire. This premier concert is a culminating event of St. Augustine’s Romanza Festivale of the Arts.
Concert tickets are $15 for adults in advance and $20 at the door, children 12 & under, students & military with ID are $5 in advance and at the door. More info at www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org.

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