Live On Stage Announces Concerts for 65th Anniversary Series

2018 February 22
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Williams County Community Concert Association Live On Stage has just announced the lineup of performing artists for their 2018-2019 concert series. During the new season, WCCCA Live On Stage will be celebrating its 65th anniversary of hosting world-class entertainment on the local stage.


The membership campaign for the 2018-2019 series will take place from March 5 to April 23. Current members will soon receive a renewal form in the mail. They may either renew at the March 5 Heartland Sings: Jazz Q concert, or mail in a registration form and check made out to WCCCA-LOS, P.O. Box 762, Bryan, OH  43506.


One low price will gain entry to all five concerts for the coming season. An adult membership is priced at $65, and a student at $15. In addition, various patron levels, which greatly assist with concert costs, are available. All concerts are held in Bryan’s Arts and Education Auditorium at the corner of West High and South Beech Streets.


The 2018-2019 season will begin on September 6, 2018 with MAUREEN MCGOVERN, multi-Grammy nominee, Broadway, and recording artist. Her star-studded career includes recordings, concerts, theater, film and television appearances. She delights audiences with sentimental stories and such iconic songs as “The Morning After” (The Poseidon Adventure) and “Can You Read My Mind” (Superman).


The second concert on October 8, 2018 will be “NOT FADE AWAY: THE ULTIMATE BUDDY HOLLY EXPERIENCE”. The show is dedicated to the late Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper and their infamous Winter Dance Party.  Not only will the audience be going down memory lane with the sounds of these three musicians, but the group also performs the hits of Bill Haley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis.


On November 13, 2018, FIVE SAX, a saxophone quintet composed of musicians from around the world, will perform a repertoire rooted in classical, but also including American jazz, Latin styles, and European folk music. Their theatrical presentation and choreography have wide appeal. One of their popular selections is called “Hollywood Medley”.


Two accomplished cellists, who performed together in the Los Angeles Cello Quartet, will perform as a duo called CELLISIMO on February 25, 2019. They are known for their superb artistry, passion, and individuality. Representing Russia and America, they embrace the opportunity to serve as musical ambassadors.

The finale concert for the 65th Anniversary of Williams County Community Concerts will be the return of THE SPANGLER SISTERS on April 29, 2019. With strong roots in Bryan, Lora Spangler Knight and her sister, Julie Spangler Klug, will share an evening featuring their vocal and piano talents. Julie is keyboardist for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, and Lora has been featured in leading theater roles throughout the area. She also gives private voice lessons and accompanies music groups at Bryan High Schoo