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Oratorio Singers to present
Messiah in Kings Mountain
The Oratorio Singers of
Charlotte will team up with the
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra on
December 2 to present a spectacu-
lar performance of Handel's
Messiah in Kings Mountain. The
performance, which Joan Laskey,
Vice President for Marketing for
the Charlotte Symphony, remarked
will "be more of an event than just
another concert" is scheduled for
Saturday, December 2 at 8 p.m. at
Barnes Auditorium on the campus
of Kings Mountain High School.
The Oratorio Singers of
Charlotte, the city's largest and
finest choral ensemble, began as
the dream of a few singers and
-their music director over 40 years
ago. The vision in 1951 was an or-
ganization for this city that would
make performances of the great
choral masterpieces possible. The
dream became a reality in 1952
with the performance of Handel's
Judas Maccabaeus by 68 singers at
Meyers Park United Methodist
Church, under the direction of Mr.
Earl FE. Berg and sponsored by the
American Guild of Organists.
Today, the main chorus of 120
highly talented singers includes a
professional core, as well as many
volunteers who hold graduate de-
grees in music. During the tenure
of the director Mary Nell Saunders
the organization founded a 32-
voice chamber chorus and the 66-
voice Charlotte Youth Oratorio
Singers. Together these groups
comprise the largest choral group
in the Carolinas and perform ten or
more different choral concerts each
season for the Charlotte communi-
The text of the Messiah was
written by Charles Jennens, a
young English aristocrat and con-
sists of passages from both the Old
and New Testaments. Handel
composed the oratorio especially
for that text and it is the most fa-
mous of the 26 oratorios that
Handel composed. The oratorio
was originally commissioned by
the city of Dublin, Ireland and was
See Messiah, 11-B
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Groomsmen were Shane Stinnett of Huntersville,
Chad Stinnett of Clover, SC, Shawn Colvin of
Bessemer City, brother of the bride, Mike Hill of
Columbia, SC, John Cole of Gastonia and John
Yarber of Denver.
Cameo Hollingshead of Bessemer City kept the
The bride's parents hosted the reception after the
and was named to "Who's Who Among American
High School Students." She earned her B. S. degree
in clothing, textiles and merchandising from Western
Carolina University at Cullowee where she was a
member of Fashion Merchandising Association. She
is employed at Matthews-Belk at Eastridge Mall in
Gastonia as a visual merchandiser.
The bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George Nolen of Kings Mountain and Mr. and Mrs.
Curtis Colvin of Bessemer City and great-grand-
daughter of Mrs. Mamie Roper of Kings Mountain.
Kenneth and Carol Falls of Gastonia are parents of
ceremony in the church fellowship hall.
Greeters were Stacy Henderson of Belmont and
Trip Farrar of Brevard. ~~ The bridegroom's parents
hosted the rehearsal dinner September 29 at
Smithouse in High Shoals.
The bride is the daughter of Randy and Renae
Knight of Lincolnton and Jimmy and Sue Ann
Colvin of Bessemer City. A graduate of Bessemer
City High School, she was a varsity cheerleader,
the bridegroom. A graduate of Ashbrook High
School, where he was a member of Key Club, PCA
Club and DECA Club, he is a graduate of Western
Carolina University where he received his B. S. de-
gree in Criminal Justice and was a member of Pi
Kappa Alpha fraternity. He is employed by
Freightliner in Mount Holly.
The bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
Hugh Salmons of Elkin and Mr. and Mrs. Vance Falls
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of Portsmouth, Ohio and Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Hall of
The bride wore a Victorian formal cream silk gown
embellished with Alencon lace and beads on the
bodice and cascading into a Cathedral train with a but-
terfly bustle and accentuated with rosettes at the waist.
The bridegroom is the son of Russell W. Davis and
Mrs. Mary Ann Amato of Cleveland, Ohio. He is the
grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Russell Davis and
Anthony Amato and Ms. Mary Amato of Cleveland,
Mrs. Shawna Stone Hayden, sister of the bride, was
matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Ginny Kirk, Suzi
Seawell, Mary Sitaras, Shannon Spainhour, Gretchen
Stone and Dawn Zetner.
Honorary bridesmaids were Paula Brand, Cathy
Cox, Tina Rasmussen and Brandy Stone, cousin of the
The bridegroom's father was best man.
Groomsmen were Anthony Davis, brother of the
bridecroom; David Bernzweig, Jason Brand, Scott
Gilbert, Cal Hayden and Scott Stone, brother of the
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Register attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hoyle
and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lovelace.
The bridegroom's parents hosted the rehearsal din-
ner Friday night in the church fellowship hall.
Klauke to judge
Michael Klauke from the North
Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh
will serve as juror for the Shelby
Art League's 21st annual Juried ex-
hibition October 20-November 10
at the Arts Center at Cleveland
: To tsa]
. cash prizes of
- $4,000 will be
Fine Arts from
- the University
| of North
i Carolina at
: Chapel Hill.
KLAUKE Eligible media
includes paintings, sculpture, draw-
ings and pastels. All works are
available for purchase.
The exhibit is free and open to
the public from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and
from 6-8 p.m. Monday through
Thursday and from 10 a.m.-2 p. m.
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bride. Junior usher was Joshua Holcomb.
The wedding was directed by Amanda Icard.
Musicians were Ellen Elam, organist; Molly Griest,
flutist and Grace Warren, soloist.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at
North Lake Country Club in Shelby.
Friday evening a rehearsal dinner was hosted by the
bridegroom!’ s parents at North Lake Country Club.
Friday at noon a bridesmaids luncheon was hosted
by Mrs. Fred Hall, grandmother, and Mrs. Marilyn
Holcomb, aunt of the bride, at Chantilly’ s in Gastonia.
Thursday evening a barbecue was given for guests at
Grace United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall with:
entertainment by Rocky Ford Jr. and square dancers.
The event was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Cal Hayden.
Several miscellaneous showers honored the bride
and bridegroom during September and October.
The bride is a graduate of the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill and has a Master's degree in
Dance/Movement Therapy from Goucher College in
The bridegroom is a graduate of Ohio State
University and is presently in the MBA program at
Loyola University in Maryland.
Following a honeymoon to Barbados, the newly-
The bride is the daughter of Bettye Wilsor _illis
and E. B. Ellis of Shelby. She is employed at Belk at;
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy: ty
H. Carpenter of Kings Mountain. He is employed by;:s,,
Red Valve Company Inc. in Gastonia.
After a wedding trip the newlyweds will reside in
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