Bartlesville Benefit Concert Features Well-Known Artist, Composer

Saturday, November 20th 2010, 2:14 pm
By: News On 6

BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma -- Bartlesville Public Schools will hold a benefit concert featured hundreds of voices and well-known composer and pianist Joseph Martin. The concert begins at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Bartlesville High School Fine Arts Center and benefits CONCERN – Churches United for Community Concern Foundation.

Martin will direct the BHS and Bartlesville Mid-High School choirs as well as a 130-voice adult choral group in the production. He is also scheduled to take to the piano to showcase several of his best-known selections.

"What's neat about him coming to work with the students is that we've been performing his music for years," says Tamara Walker, the head choir director for the Mid-High School.

"This is a great opportunity for everyone. People perform his music throughout the world."

Tickets to the performance are priced at $22 for adults and $12 for students. They are available through the Bartlesville Community Center box office or through participating singers and church offices. Those who plan to attend the concert are asked to bring at least one canned food item to help replenish the CONCERN pantry for those in need.

Martin's appearance was made possible through an Experts In Residence Grant through the Bartlesville Public School Foundation in cooperation with Faye Marlow of Wells Fargo Advisors.