Pitch perfect: Cobb choral students share stage with Atlanta orchestra musicians
by Lindsay Field
February 20, 2013 12:58 AM | 2783 views | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Lassiter and Walton high school choruses perform with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians at Lassiter’s newly constructed concert hall.<br>Staff/Emily Barnes
The Lassiter and Walton high school choruses perform with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians at Lassiter’s newly constructed concert hall.
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Walton choir director Dr. Jana Williams prepares to conduct part of the concert.<br>Staff/Emily Barnes
Walton choir director Dr. Jana Williams prepares to conduct part of the concert.
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ASO violinist Sou-Chun Su, a former Lassiter student, waves to the audience before performing.<br>Staff/Emily Barnes
ASO violinist Sou-Chun Su, a former Lassiter student, waves to the audience before performing.
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MARIETTA — An east Cobb music hall was nearly sold out Tuesday night for a special concert with Lassiter and Walton high schools’ choruses and special guests, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians.

The performance came after both east Cobb choral programs were omitted last year from the ASO’s annual Christmas program in downtown Atlanta. The nearly 200 students had performed in the show the previous four years.

Officials with the ASO said at that time they were looking for more diverse high school choruses to perform in the show.

Musicians in the symphony took things into their own hands and reached out to the local choral directors, Brian Williams at Lassiter and Jana Williams at Walton, to reschedule a special performance at Lassiter High School’s recently completed music hall.

Proceeds from the concert go to benefit both the Lassiter and Walton high school chorus booster clubs.
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Judy2211
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February 21, 2013
Ugh, let it go, Cobb County.
great story
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February 20, 2013
The ASO did not earn itself any friends by their past treatment of these young musicians. Think it wonderful that some of the ASO musicians felt like supporting this talented group. They are heroes.
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