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That Choir performed on Sunday at Grace United Church in Barrie. SUBMITTED

Choir with a difference

For anyone attending Sunday’s Georgian Music presentation of That Choir at Grace United Church, there were special musical moments and entertainment galore.

The Barrie County Chordsmen are inviting local men to participate in vocal workshops leading up to their spring concert. SUBMITTED

Chordsmen celebrating four decades in county

The Barrie County Chordsmen marks 40 years with a style of singing that is enjoying a resurgence thanks to movies like Pitch Perfect and the Grammy Award-winning pop group Pentatonix, who catapulted to fame after winning the 2011 American television singing competition The Sing-Off.

St. Joseph's Catholic High School students have added some Barrie references to the modern-day version of the classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Ceandra Nugent, front row, second from left, plays the Good Witch of the North while Braden Obee, back row, wearing a black mask, is The Wiz. Performances take place on March 30, 31 and April 1 at 7 p.m. at the school. Tickets are $15, available at the school or by calling 705-728-3120. SUSAN DOOLAN/PHOTO

The Wiz with a twist

The Emerald City undergoes a Barrie makeover in the St. Joseph’s Catholic High School production of The Wiz.

Lennie Gallant performs in Barrie next weekend when he brings his music to the MacLaren Art Centre in downtown Barrie on March 19. SUBMITTED

Acclaimed musician brings show to MacLaren

It’s been quite a few years since Lennie Gallant has performed in Barrie: two albums, one book, one sold-out hit show on his first foray into musical theatre and a Canadian Folk Music Award, solo artist of the year, for his recording Live Acoustic at The Carleton.

Kerry Stratton

Magic of Mozart: REVIEW

On Saturday evening, Hiway Pentecostal Church was once again host to a Barrie Concert, this time featuring the Toronto Concert Orchestra, Maestro Kerry Stratton and guest artists, flutist Kaili Maimets and harpist Andrew Chan.

Alyssa Wright brings her one-woman show, Music for the Changing Voice: My Grandfather’s Cello and All the Little Pieces, to Barrie this weekend. Showtime is 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Mady Centre for the Performing Arts in downtown Barrie. PETER STRANKS/PHOTO

Show premieres Sunday

Alyssa Wright can be seen performing classical programs for the concert stage or rounding out the pit band for musical theatre shows among other music ventures, but this is a first.

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