Chamber Singers' concert features requested a cappella selections

Okaloosa Chamber Singers

The Okaloosa Chamber Singers return to Crestview for a spring concert.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 06:38 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The Okaloosa Chamber Singers are preparing for their annual spring concert.

Marilyn Overturf, the group’s director, is excited that her group will perform in two venues they haven't appeared at in several years. The March 22 concert is set for 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Niceville.

"It's lovely acoustically, but the Lutherans love to put their organs up there in the balcony, which makes some logistical problems," Overturf said with a chuckle.

The March 24 concert, at 4 p.m., represents a homecoming of sorts.

"The other venue is First United Methodist in Crestview, where we haven't been in years. When we first started out, we performed all the time in Crestview,” Overturf said. “We're glad to be back and I know some of the singers are, too."

Chamber Singers members suggested that Overturf consider selections without musical accompaniment as they wrap up their 15th season of bringing professional choral music to area audiences.

"They wanted to do an a cappella program, which this primarily is," Overturf said. "We don't normally do a lot of a cappella music because it requires a particular type of rehearsal that we don't always have the time for."

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