The singers from Waxahachie’s Old Fashioned Singing Project will make an appearance at the 2011 Chautauqua Assembly at 1:50 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 in the Chautauqua Auditorium.
Waxahachie’s Old Fashioned Singing Project is currently in a reorganization process, having applied for non-profit status.
Under the new structure, the project will be seeking grants and public support, and accepting memberships in their venture to preserve the rich history of gospel songs from the south prior to the mid-20th Century, particularly the music of the brush-arbor meetings.
The board of directors is in place, and plans are moving forward with involvement in research, publishing, recording and, of course, the continuation of the concerts at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park.
The organization’s link to the Chautauqua Auditorium prompted their invitation to appear at this year’s Assembly sponsored by the Chautauqua Preservation Society.
R. G. Huff, the project director, will also serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the Saturday’s Assembly.
“I’m really glad we’ll have this opportunity to sing for the Assembly,” said Huff. “We’ve been on a hiatus since our June concerts, and this will give us the opportunity to sing about 30 minutes-worth of our repertoire – some of our favorites, actually.”
Tickets for the full-day event are $20 for adults and $2 for students. Admission to individual sessions is $5.
Waxahachie’s Old Fashioned Singing’s 2011 Concert “Tell It Wherever You Go” will be presented at the Chautauqua Auditorium one more time this year on Saturday, November 12, at 7:00pm. Information about the project and this concert is available online at www.WaxaOFS.com.