"Wonderful Peace "
Okaloosa Chamber Singers, under the direction
of Dr. Marilyn
Oventurf, will celebrate its 16th season
with Christmas concerts on
Friday, December 6th
and Sunday, December 8th.
The program will feature
"Sweet Prospect," an acoustic instrumental
known for a relaxed, soothing sound. The trio
will perform carols
individually and with OCS.
Their instrumentation includes primarily
duo-hammered dulcimers and acoustic guitar, with
psaltery and other instruments,
adding to their unique sound.
performing since 2000
in the Florida panhandle, they are increasingly
demand for festivals, concerts, churches, weddings,
and other special events.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Trinity United Methodist Church
403 Racetrack Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Sunday, December 8, 2013
First United Methodist Church
88 Circle Drive
DeFuniak Springs, FL
Okaloosa Chamber Singers,
provides free and open concerts with a suggested donation
of $15.00 per person
or $25 per couple at the door.
For more information contact Dr. Overturf at (850) 682-9651.
"Listen to the Okaloosa Chamber Singers"
Mozart's "Te Deum" (excerpt)
More Information, Call 850-682-9651
in June of 1994 by Dr. Marilyn Overturf, the Okaloosa Chamber Singers is an auditioned ensemble composed of approximately 24 advanced singers from Okaloosa County and surrounding communities.
OCS strives to bring the highest caliber choral music and vocal performance to northwest Florida. Music of the Renaissance through the Contemporary periods is explored, including both accompanied and a cappella repertoire. During the past ten seasons the Okaloosa Chamber Singers has brought its music to five area cities: Niceville, Ft. Walton Beach, DeFuniak Springs, Destin, and Crestview. OCS has also performed at the Pensacola Museum of Art and The Seaside Institute.
Selected by audition by the Florida Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association as the representative community choir in our state, OCS sang for the 1997 fall ACDA workshop held in Gainesville at the University of Florida. For several years Okaloosa Chamber Singers concerts have been recorded by WUWF for presentation on 88.1, the public radio station of northwest Florida.
As an established vocal ensemble, OCS has featured regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized guest artists including harpsichordist Karyl Louwenaar-Lueck, harpist Mary Brigid Roman, lutenist Gary Piazza, bass/baritone Roy Delp, tenor David LaJeunesse, soprano Mary Ann Friedman, bass/baritone Sam Waite, baritone Dr. Michael Hix, pianists Daniel Nagy, Michelle Tredway, and Loretta Hake, trumpeter Dr. James Zingara, and composer Dr. David Ott.
OCS is also committed to showcasing outstanding local young musical talent by providing educational and performing opportunities. Recent featured local musicians include "Images," the talented seventh grade select ensemble from Richbourg Middle School in Crestview, Fort Walton Beach High School harpist Katie Ott, "Chanticleer", a vocal ensemble from Crestview High School, and "Opus 1" from Niceville High School, Rocky Bayou Christian School Brass Quartet, Gulf Coast Harp Ensemble, and Vivace String Quartet from the Northwest Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra. Now a prominent professional harpist, Katie Ott was again featured with OCS for concerts in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010.
The popular "Festival of Hymns" program performed by OCS the past several years, has served to showcase young talent, and involve the assembly in performing some of our most beloved hymns. These programs have also highlighted the talent of Kim Cannon, Christian pianist and Director of Music at the Destin United Methodist Church.