"A Blast From the Past" – The Reuter Center Singers Celebrate 20 Years of Harmony with Concerts March 16 and 18

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Director Chuck Taft leads members of the Reuter Center Singers, the community choir based at OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville.

The Reuter Center Singers will celebrate their 20th anniversary with concerts at their home base, UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 16, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 18. These concerts are free and open to everyone. Donations at the door are welcome, and receptions with light refreshments will follow the concerts.

The concert will feature music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, George Gershwin, the Beach Boys, Woody Guthrie, the Beatles, John Denver, selections from Wicked and My Fair Lady, the civil rights anthem We Shall Overcome, and much more.

Chuck Taft, who has directed the choir for its full 20-year history, will conduct, and Nora Vetro will accompany on the piano.

In April, the Reuter Center singers will join with UNC Asheville student choirs and musicians to present Missa Gaia, Paul Winter’s environmental liturgy, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, Earth Day. That concert will take place at Lipinsky Auditorium and admission is free.

The Reuter Center Singers, a community chorus based at OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville, rehearses on Monday evenings from 6:15-8:15 p.m. at the Reuter Center and welcomes new members.

For more information, visit olliasheville.com/reuter-center-singers or contact Robert Dutnell at 828.484.8327.