Monday, February 19, 2007

Natchez Festival of Music 2007

The 17th Season for the Natchez Music Festival promises to be the most exciting yet according to its Director, Dr David Blackburn. This year’s featured productions are Mozart’s Requiem– May 5, My Fair Lady—May 11 & 12, A Night of Jazz– May 19, featuring David Shenton and Erin Shields among others, Noah’s Flood - May 20 and we will end the season with Verdi’s Falstaff -May 26. Dr Blackburn went on to describe other events of this year’s Festival.

We will of course continue with other favorite events such as the Plantation Recitals and Night of Stars. We will also participate in the wonderful new Symphony of Gardens Tour, an event that run concurrently with our Festival.

It was a constant request for many years: Is there a show in Natchez that features songs about the South? Well, Dr. David Blackburn, Artistic Director of the Natchez Festival of Music knows and acts on a wonderful idea when he hears one and Songs of the South is the result. This soul-stirring foot-tapping, hand clapping show is based on the type of entertainment you would have experienced on a Showboat in the mid 1800s!

You can experience Songs of the South on April 9, 10, 12, 13 and 14 at 8:00pm, admission is only $15.00. Call Natchez Pilgrimage Tours for information and tickets – 800-647-6742 or 601-446-6631 or go to

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