Augusta Bel Canto: American Stories in Song

The river region's popular choral ensemble, Augusta Bel Canto, will perform American Stories in Song at the Augusta Museum of History on Saturday, July 2nd at 1:30 pm.   The performance will be celebrating and honoring America's birthday.  The group will perform in the Museum's Rotunda and is free to the public!

Augusta Bel Canto is primarily made up of Augusta University alumni.  There are additional singers that complete the current ensemble who live and work in Augusta, and bring superb musical credentials to the group!

The concert will have a widely-varied program that includes patriotic selections, some with audience participation., songs from the American songbook, American folk songs, and spirituals. In short, this music tells the American story in song. There will be something for every musical taste.

Regarding the music theme for this season, founder and conductor Bill Hobbins indicates, "We look forward to returning to the Augusta Museum of History. This concert has become a tradition for us."

Visit the region's home for history.  Featured are a number of permanent exhibitions, including the award-winning Augusta's Story - a 12,000-year journey through local history; a restored 1917 steam locomotive, special exhibits: "The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown," "Celebrating a Grand Tradition, the Sport of Golf," and five life-size statues of golf's greatest players and much, much more.