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Dawson Chorale to perform Beatles concert at the Junior High
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At 3 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 3, the Dawson Chorale will perform an all-Beatles concert in the Dawson County Junior High School auditorium. 

According to a press release by the Dawson Chorale and the Bowen Center for the Arts, which has been a big supporter of the singing group since it was formed, the concert will include arrangements of some of the Beatles’ greatest hits, including “All You Need is Love,” “Blackbird,” “Let It Be,” “Hey Jude,” “Ticket to Ride,” “When I’m 64” and many others. 

Refreshments will be provided following the concert, and the money raised from ticket sales will support the Dawson Chorale. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children, and are available online at, from a Chorale member before the show, or at the door on the day of the concert. 

The Dawson Chorale is directed by Kathy Pate and includes members Bill Arnold, Jim Atwood, Jan Brumbelow, Michael Hamang, Shirley Hawkins, Kay Jenkins, Tracey Osborne, Kim Reece, John Reid, Kathy Stephenson and Carol Torrisi-Kessel. They will be accompanied at the concert by Clay Burnett on piano, Bobby Sterling on drums, Steve McClure on guitar and Danny Wheeler on bass guitar. 

According to the release, the Dawson Chorale is always looking for new members to join the singing group. 

“Dawson Chorale members simply love to sing and invite you to join our group,” the release said. “All ages, ranges, whether amateur and professional, are welcome. Producer Kathy Pate said, ‘If you have wanted to sing all your life, this is a great opportunity to participate in fun performances!’.” 

For more information on the Dawson Chorale and the Oct. 3 concert, visit the Bowen Arts Center web site and the Dawson Community Chorale Facebook page, or email For information on how to participate or become a sponsor, call Kathy Pate at (706)-531-1551.