Public invited to free Healing through Harmony Concerts

The combined choirs of Greenbrier East High School and Fairmont State University will spread a message of faith, hope and joy in a series of free concerts across the Mountain State during the last week of March.

The GEHS choir, under the direction of Barbara Lutz, and the Fairmont State Chamber and Collegiate Choirs, under the direction of Sam Spears, are presenting the concerts as a means of addressing the tragic aftermath of the floods that struck West Virginia last June. Their theme is Healing through Harmony.

The first concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 29, at the new Student Activities Center at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg. Members of the Greenbrier Valley Chorale and the Fairmont Community Chorus will join the students for several numbers at this event.

The students will then travel to Charleston for a concert at Christ Church United Methodist Church on Thursday, Mar. 30, at 7:30 p.m. They will return to Greenbrier County for a performance at Greenbrier West High School on Friday, Mar. 31, at 10 a.m. before heading to Fairmont for a concert at First Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m.

“Working on this concert has made my students thankful for what music can do for you. When you sing, you feel better. It has a healing ability. When you join your voices, you lift yourself above the pain,” Lutz said.

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