BROOKSVILLE — So far, the 93-member Nature Coast Honors Choir exists only as names on a page. But come 4 p.m. Saturday, the ensemble will come to life at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, at 200 Mount Fair Ave. in Brooksville.
According to Nature Coast Children's Chorale director David Pletincks, the ensemble is the first effort to bring honors-level vocalists together into an all-county chorus.
The collaboration includes Pletincks' entire 31-member group, plus 60 singers that were recommended by music teachers from eight Hernando County schools.
"It's an all-star ensemble," Pletincks said. "There are some wonderfully talented kids in this group."
The ensemble will be conducted by the choir director for First Baptist Church of Brooksville, Mark Reeves.
The choir is being given some challenging material to perform, including composer Aaron Copeland's Simple Gifts; Seasons Of Love, from the Broadway musical Rent; Amazing Grace; and a choral arrangement of the popular Young People's Chorus piece Give Us Hope.
Pletincks said the choir will rehearse tonight and in the morning and afternoon Saturday, followed by the concert. Tickets cost $5 and will be available at the door.