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Local choirs chime in for music show

The Singing in the Springs gospel music show opens with local choirs and ends with headliners The Mast Brothers and The Noblemen.

By JORGE SANCHEZ

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 6, 2001


HOMOSASSA -- Local church choirs will perform Saturday at the Singing in the Springs gospel music show at Nature's Resort Campground and Marina, 10359 W Halls River Road.

The gospel concert begins with local church choirs at 10 a.m., followed by individual gospel performances.

In the evening, a gospel music concert featuring The Mast Brothers and The Noblemen will close the program in a 7 p.m. concert.

The event takes place at a bandstand behind the Nature's Resort clubhouse. The tree-lined area also affords a nice view of Halls River. There are some picnic tables and chairs, but it's probably a good idea to bring your own lawn chairs. Nature's Resort will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs and sodas.

Other special entertainment includes a clown show at noon, followed by a puppet show by David & Rusty.

The gospel show is produced by the Homosassa Springs Chamber of Commerce. Advance tickets at the chamber are $4 for the first portion of the show, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $6 for the evening concert by The Mast Brothers and The Noblemen, and a family pass allowing all-day admission for $12.50. On Saturday, tickets at the clubhouse are $5, $7.50, $8.50 and $15, respectively. Call the chamber at 628-2666 or Nature's Resort clubhouse at 628-7554.

Other musical concerts include:

SPRING MUSICAL: Broadway musicals old, new and somewhere in between will highlight the annual spring concert of the Sugarmill Chorale at 7:30 p.m. today 6 at First United Methodist Church of Homosassa, 8831 W Bradshaw St. The 55-voice chorale, now in its 21st year is under the direction of Christopher Berke with Martin Bachthaler as accompanist. Proceeds from the concerts go toward a $1,000 music scholarship for a Citrus County student who is studying for a career in some aspect of vocal music, either performing or teaching. Last year's winner, Kacie Ann Whaley of Citrus Springs, is currently a student at Palm Beach Atlantic College, majoring in music education. Tickets are $6, available from any chorale member or by calling 382-3498.

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