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"Come Away to the Skies: A High, Lonesome Bluegrass Mass"

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Today, we are happy to welcome back to our program Tim Sharp, who's been the artistic director of Tulsa Oratorio Chorus for the past few years now. (You can read Tim's bio here, by the way.) Tomorrow night, Thursday the 1st, at Cain's Ballroom in downtown Tulsa, Sharp will lead the Tulsa Chamber Chorus and Bluegrass Band in a performance of his work, "Come Away to the Skies: A High, Lonesome Bluegrass Mass." The concert starts at 7:30pm; doors open at 6:45pm, with a pre-show BBQ dinner and exhibit available. As he tells us on today's ST, given his extensive training and experience in the vast realms of gospel and classical music, Sharp found the transition to composing/performing/conducting bluegrass music to be a quite natural and painless one. He previews the upcoming concert at Cain's for us in some detail, and also talks a bit about his book, "Nashville Music Before Country." (More 4-1-1 on the show at Cain's, including information on tickets, can be found at this link.)

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