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Posted: May 13, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Support the Choral Guild

Dear editor,

It was my privilege and honor to sing with the Covington Conyers Choral Guild in concert at the Covington First Baptist Church on Thursday, May 8. The Choral Guild was organized by Alan Parker, choral director of the First Baptist Church of Covington, and Roger Waters, choir director of Salem Baptist Church in McDonough. Roger Waters has continued as director of this renowned ensemble for 30 years. Several friends drove all the way from Lake Oconee at Eatonton to hear the concert last Thursday and were surprised by the poor attendance. In fact, only 87 tickets were collected at the door. Lack of support by the First Baptist Church is disappointing in light of the fact that the Choral Guild was organized there in the 1980s and originally consisted of many fine singers from their church choir. It is also disappointing that the Arts Association does not support, or even recognize, the best adult chorus in the East Metro Atlanta area. There are few organizations seeking to bring together the arts communities of Newton and Rockdale counties.

Charles Woods
Covington

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