Chorus and Orchestra an Island Treasure
SUN PHOTO/MIKE FIELD
Above, the Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and
Chorus performs its annual Christmas Concert Sunday
at Crosspointe Fellowship in Holmes Beach.
Sunday was the annual Christmas Concert by the Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra, and, as usual, the show was a triumphant presentation of holiday classical music. Under the direction of renowned Maestro Alfred Gershfeld, the Chorus and Orchestra brilliantly performed holiday selections by Vivaldi, Mozart and Handel to a packed house at Crosspointe Fellowship in Holmes Beach. However, the day before on Saturday, AMICCO held its dress rehearsal, putting in hours and hours of hard work to make the concert the world-class success that it is. This year, The Sun was granted access to the rehearsal, and contributing photographer Marty Morrow spent the better part of Saturday morning taking pictures from just about every angle possible as the session unfolded. When it was over, Morrow, who had never heard AMICCO perform, said it was a profoundly moving experience and one that he couldn’t describe in words. Fortunately, he doesn’t have to because his photographs speak volumes.
- Mike Field