then-sings-mary-mcdonaldThe Baptist Church of Beaufort presents a sacred choral concert featuring the songs of Mary McDonald.

Over the past decade, the Music Ministry of the Baptist Church of Beaufort has enjoyed the privilege of sponsoring a “Meet the Composer” event almost every other year.  In seeking to introduce our church choirs and community to the composers whose music they rehearse and sing in worship from week to week, BCOB has gleaned much inspiration from its association with sacred music composers Joseph Martin, Craig Courtney, and Dan Goeller  over the years, and has benefitted a great deal from sharing their gifts in a concert format.

The next collaboration will feature the songs of Mary McDonald, a well- known keyboardist, composer, and publisher from Knoxville, Tennessee. McDonald will be the keynote speaker/entertainer at a Music Appreciation Banquet at BCOB on Friday evening, rehearse with the choir on Saturday, participate in both of worship services on Sunday, February 26 at 9:00 am and 11:15 pm, and also serve as conductor and keyboardist on selected anthems at a 3 pm concert for the community.  In addition to composing her own sacred pieces, McDonald does a wonderful job of arranging familiar hymns and gospel music in a variety of styles.  The BCOB invites everyone to come and enjoy!

Again, the Community Concert is Sunday, February 26th at 3 pm. There is no cost for admission, but donations are encouraged. The Baptist Church of Beaufort is located at 600 Charles Street in downtown Beaufort. For more information, call 524-3197 or visit

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