Garden Song returns to Ferguson Meditation Garden on Sept. 18

Sep 11 Written by  Staff Reports

Vocalist Toni Coomer, violinist Andrew Chavarria, and singer and writer Lynn Robbins are among the artists appearing at this year’s Garden Song program on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 6pm at the Ferguson Meditation Garden at the Laurens County Memorial Hospital.

Coomer, a native of Laurens, is a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina. She has a B. S. in accounting, a minor in music and a performance certificate in voice. While at USC, she was a member of the University Concert Choir for five years. With the group, she toured in Spain, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Most recently, she sang in the octet during the West Coast Premiere of “War Prayer” by Tayloe Harding. She also has sung with the South Carolina Philharmonic. Coomer lives in Greenwood where she works as a plant analyst for Eaton Corp.

Chavarria played in the school orchestra while attending Lexington High School. He attended Presbyterian College from 2008-2012, where he received a BA in music. While at PC, he played soccer, taught lessons for the Piedmont Music Program, was concert master of the PC Chamber Orchestra, first violin for the PC Quartet, and played with the Augusta Symphony and Augusta Choral Society. He received a master of arts in teaching music education from Winthrop University, where he was concert master of the Winthrop Symphony Orchestra and did his student teaching in Charlotte. He has played the violin for 17 years and currently is in his second year as String Orchestra Director at Laurens District 55 High School.

Lynn Robbins is a Christian speaker, singer and writer. She was born and raised in Asheville, NC. and is married to Everett Robbins and resides in Clinton. She has traveled in ministry since the age of 14 with her parents and also for eight years with the Roy Night Singers from Clemson, SC. She now is writing her own music and currently has 17 of her songs signed with Crossroad Music/Studio in Asheville for publishing. Robbins has worked in Women’s Healthcare for over 25 years. She will be sharing the following selections at Garden Song: “God Can” written and compose by Lynn and “My Tribute” written and composed by Andrea Crouch.

This annual musical event features some of the best voices and musical talent in and around Laurens County. Other performers this year include: pianist Marian Smith Nee; flutist Johnathan Butler; and Frank Brown, bass, of Laurens.

Tickets for the event are $12.50 and may be purchased from the Ferguson Garden board members or at the gate the night of the event. For tickets or more information, please call Donna Peay in Clinton at 833-6938 or Holly Saunders in Laurens, 984-3336.

In case of rain, Garden Song will be held in Rasor Chapel, Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Center in Laurens.

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