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Sometimes a small idea becomes a very big thing, and that is certainly the case with the David Johnson Chorus, which continues to celebrate its 20th anniversary. “It began as a group of …
Sometimes a small idea becomes a very big thing, and that is certainly the case with the David Johnson Chorus, which continues to celebrate its 20th anniversary. “It began as a group of my former high school chorus students, getting together to sing one concert. That’s all, just one concert,” said David Johnson, director.
That was 250-plus concerts ago. Over those twenty years the chorus has traversed west Tennessee, the entire state, and the United States carrying their special style of singing that moves audiences into describing the experience as “magic.”
The Chorus was recognized on the world stage during the World Choir Games and has received special recognition from the Tennessee House of Representatives.
“As we approached this twentieth year,” Johnson said, “I thought we should share with concert goers examples of all the styles of music we’ve performed over that time period.”
Just as our spring concerts this year, “Come Celebrate Christmas!” will be filled with the broad variety of music DJC has become known for.
Young and old will enjoy the medley, “North Pole Rock and Roll,” with music from the movie, “Polar Express.” There’s sure to be memories when the choral medley, “White Christmas,” is performed as well as other Christmas standards. DJC will perform several a cappella selections including “Mary, Did You Know?” “Behold the Star,” and “Hallelujah,” from Mount of Olives.
General Manager, Gail Jercinovich, said of the concert, “We hope our audience, whether the first time hearing DJC or those who have supported us throughout our 20 year history, will enjoy the concert. We love what we do....We love giving our music to others.”
The David Johnson Chorus will perform at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tenn., on Saturday, December 8. The concert begins at 7 p.m. With free admission. For more information contact DJC manager, Gail Jercinovich, at 731-514-0167. For other concert dates or info on The David Johnson Chorus, visit their website, www.davidjohnsonchorus.com, and the group’s Facebook page.