Over 100 singers, musicians and readers will convene Thursday to celebrate Aiken’s 175th anniversary as a city.
The concert, which is being held in the sanctuary of Aiken’s First Baptist Church, will star the USC symphony orchestra, the USC Aiken choir, singer Diane Haslam, organist Ken Courtney and narrator Owen Clary. Those named and many more will be portraying the history of the city through song and music.
Some of the songs to be played are Aiken favorites, such as “I’ll Be Seeing You” , “Oh! Susanna,” “When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again” and “America the Beautiful.”
The concert begins at 7:30 in the aforementioned sanctuary on 120 Chesterfield St. N . Tickets are priced at $20 for adults and $15 for students. Anyone seeking information should call Cathy Traver at 643-4774.