Bath Faith Community “Celebration Of Faith Through Music” Is Saturday, February 25th

Hot Springs, VA – After many months of planning, the Faith Community Choir is ready to take the stage on Saturday night at Bath County High School. The choir features members from many different churches in the area. Mary Adderton is part of the committee that organized the choir and she’s singing too, representing her church Piney Grove Baptist.

“It’s been a labor of love,” says Adderton. “And every week when we rehearse we get better and it’s just, there’s no failure here. It’s the celebration and we’re having a good time.”

Betty Cauley also worked to organize the choir. She’s singing too, along with the choir from her church, Warm Springs Presbyterian. And she’s helped plan a variety of music for the performance.

“A couple of newer praise songs, Our God’ is our closing number, Days of Elijah’ is our opening number,” says Cauley. “These are numbers that the group as a whole is doing. We’re doing one called Joy In The Morning’, which is a longstanding choir number that high school choirs have done, church choirs have done.”

“It’s just very uplifting. And then one other one that the group as a whole is doing is Safe Within the Arms’, which has got a kind of a lot of gospel flavor to it. And then the men are doing one by themselves, which is just beautiful and those men’s voices are just going to give you chills. And then we’ve got the ladies rockin’ on one.”

The Faith Community Choir has about fifty five members and it’s calling this performance Celebration of Faith through Music.

“People are going to be able to rejoice through the music,” says Adderton. “I mean they’re going to have an experience. You know, it depends on whatever your relationship might be and wherever you are in your faith. You will be able to have a good experience by coming to this.”

“And I like to think, also in addition to that, it’s just the bringing different groups together,” says Cauley. “We don’t have that many events where we come together to celebrate. And I think just having people of faith all come together for something, it’s going to mean a lot to them.”

Celebration of Faith through Music is Saturday night February 25 at 7 o’clock in the Bath County High School auditorium. There’s no admission charge, but if possible, bring a canned or dry food item for the local food pantry.

“There’s a common bond that we have and so, you know, denomination hasn’t mattered,” says Adderton. “Nothing like that, the common bond is our faith. And so that’s what we’ve learned out of this. Our denominations, our differences that we have have not mattered. We were able to come together in music and find our common bond. And we would love to see the whole community there. Whether or not you’re part of a church or not, does not matter. You just come on out and be here and have this experience with us.”

In case of bad weather on Saturday night, the snow date for Celebration of Faith through Music is Saturday March 3.

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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