Wheeling Symphony receives standing ovation
Singer B. E. Taylor delivers his own compositions
It was a night of excellent music and entertainment, the beginning of the
second year of Lights On! in Calhoun, concluded by one of the biggest
displays of fireworks in recent years.
Superintendent Ron Blankenship gave credit to Dr. Tony Russell for keeping
the Lights On! project going. Russell said over 1000 people have participated
in dozens of different activities during the past year.
"We hope to have even greater participation this year," he said.
Area residents came to the Calhoun High School auditorium last night to
hear the Wheeling Symphony, in a return engagement. Guest Conductor Apo
Hsu, one of several conductors auditioning to replace Rachel Worby, led the
orchestra in music from the "Grand Canyon Suite" to tunes from "Man of La
Special music was admirably delivered by singer B. E. Taylor and guitarist
Roger Hoard. Taylor delivered some of his own compositions, beautifully,
accompanied by the skilled Hoard. Taylor concluded his set with a special
rendition of "God Bless America," received well by the audience.
Guitarist Roger Hoard and Guest Conductor Apo Hsu
Hoard and Taylor entertain audience
Young folks enthralled by concert
The great Wheeling Symphony was still the star. Those who did not attend
missed an outstanding performance. The symphony will present four young
people's concerts today for school children.
Pre symphony entertainment was presented by the CHS Band and Calhoun
Several groups who have participated in Lights On! had displays in the
Calhoun's Choral Reflections sing on school lawn
CHS Red Devil Band entertains prior to concert
Frank Venezia welcomes visitors to Heartwood booth
Arnoldsburg Lights On! display projects