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Main Street Singers present ‘A Musical Tribute to Luray’s Bicentennial’

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The Main Street Singers will celebrate the rich history of Luray, Virginia, in a musical tribute dinner concert May 18 and 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the PAL Center for the Performing Arts. The Luray Bicentennial Committee and Paul Ackerman are sponsors of “A Musical Tribute to Luray’s Bicentennial.”

Under the direction of John McCarty and accompanied by Phillip Roberts as well as the Page County Ramblers, the beloved local singers will take the audience on a historical journey of regional songs from the last two centuries. Musical numbers include Shall We Gather at the River; Wayfarin’ Stranger; I know you, Rider; Battle Hymn of the Republic and Hard Times Come Again No More.

Main Street Singers was formed in 2003, and charter members are joined by new voices this year. This is McCarty’s first venture with the group. The JMU PhD candidate has led the singers since January, working on form and technique as well as the program.

The costumed production includes a catered meal by Hank’s Smokehouse of McGaheysville. The May 18 show includes an intermission tribute to past and current members of Luray’s Town Council.

Tickets are $35 and are available May 1 at Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce, Luray Copy Service and through InstantSeats.com. ‘The Vault,’ PAL’s cash bar, will be open. For more information, go to PerformingArtsLuray.org.

Performing Arts Luray is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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