September 24, 2009

Events in Rapides Parish: Fall 2009

Pops on the River "Red, White and Boom" September 26 at Alexandria Riverfront Amphitheater

Homegrown talent, patriotic favorites, and a beautiful, early fall evening are guaranteed to please concertgoers at the 27th annual "Pops on the River" concert presented by the Rapides Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., September 26 at the Alexandria Riverfront Amphitheater. The concert is presented without charge to the community with bleacher seating available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Reserved tables for parties of 10 are available for purchase.

Headlining this year's concert are vocalist Katelyn Sooter and recording artist Dezmond Meeks, both Pineville High School graduates, and 2009 Cenla Idol winner Desmone Sanders.

Dezmond attended Northwestern State University before following his star as a contestant in the 4th season of "American Idol" where he advanced to the quarter-round finals before he was eliminated from the competition. He now entertains twice a week as a musician/front man at "Howl at the Moon" inside Hollywood's Universal City Walk.

Katelyn, daughter of Molly and Vic Sooter, is a cum laude graduate of Oklahoma City University and completed studies at the Springboard program in New York City where she worked with many leading Broadway performers. She now resides in Dallas. As an added treat, the finale - the Symphony's performance of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" will be accompanied by canon fire and a surprise.

While seating is free, a limited number of reserved tables for ten are available for purchase. For table reservations, please call the Rapides Symphony Orchestra office at 318-442- 9709.


Centenary College Choir to perform Concert at First United Methodist Church in Pineville, Louisiana

From sacred to secular, from Broadway to European, the choir's repertoire is as uniquely varied as its members who have graced the stage! The young men and women come from various regions of the country and often other countries. The combination of fine singing, showmanship, character, and visual appeal that have garnered wid recognition and given credence to the choir's title as "America's Singing Ambassadors."
The choir remains one of the most traveled choral groups in the nation! In addition to having toured extensively throughout the United States, including past Christmas performances in the White House, the choir has brought its choral celebration to over thirty nations on six continents.
They will be performing in the Sanctuary on September 27 at 6 p.m. Please come and enjoy the choir's fine singing, showmanship, character and visual appeal that will create a concert you don't want to miss!!!! Invite your friends and neighbors.
No charge, a love offering will be taken.

Location: First United Methodist Church, 2550 Monroe Highway, Pineville, LA 71360

Source: Alexandria Pineville Convention and Visitor's Bureau