The FACE (Fine Arts County Effingham) Orchestra started its summer season by performing at the gazebo on the grounds of the Effingham County Museum Thursday.
The orchestra plans to play every second Thursday in the summer from June to September at 7 p.m. at the gazebo. The summer concerts are free and open to the public. Those attending should bring lawn chairs.
The orchestra, including some new as well as returning members, has been working on new music. Songs to be performed this summer include a mixture of pop, classical, contemporary, patriotic and others. if interested in playing with the group, which practices at Sacred Heart Grade School on Thursdays, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and welcomes junior high through all ages, call Bev Marshall, director, at 217-821-1026.
Following is a list of concerts for the 2019 Season:
Sunday, June 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Picnic
Thursday, July 4, 2 p.m., Effingham Park District Building at Hendelmeyer Park on South Fourth St.
Sunday, July 21, 4:30 p.m., Sigel picnic
November, TBA, Beecher City Veterans ceremony
Sunday, Dec 1, p.m., Annual Christmas Concert, Cornerstone Christian Church