‘Home’: Cullman Women Sing spring concert

Artwork from the Cullman Women Sing spring concert, "Home" (Cayla Grace Murphy)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The setting sun poured in through the towering stained glass windows of Seventh Street Baptist Church on Tuesday evening as Cullman Women Sing, a select treble ensemble, belted spiritual classics and songs with a far-reaching theme of homecoming at its spring concert “Home.”

Cullman Women Sing is made up of 33 talented and diverse singers who gather together “for the joy of singing,” in their own words. Twice a year they share that joy with the public through spring and winter concerts.

The singers lent their rich voices to several genres through the night, such as gospel, musical theater and jazz. Ruben Burgos joined in with percussion, Chuck Johnston with bass, Rachel Wyatt with violin; main accompanist Kristi Warden shared her talents on piano. The ensemble is led by Artistic Director Laura Doss, who has taught vocal and choral music at the Alabama School of Fine Arts for more than two decades.

Singers include Karen Andrews, Charlotte Blakely, Marquita Boike, Patti Bostick, Lori Bowden, Nikki Burgos, Lydia Corry, Sherry Creed, Renee Crowe, Susan Eddleman, Taylor Folks, Meg Glover, Janna Henderson, Vicki Hicks, Shelley Hodo, Julia James, Susan Johnson, Dianne Knight, Debra Plunkett, Adrienne Reed, Linda Schgier, Sheila Shumaker, Sheila Sizemore, Diane Smothers, Becky Tankersley, Clydette Thornburg and Joan von Lehe.

If you are interested in joining Cullman Women Sing, contact Doss at dossfarms@charter.net.