Much appreciation

DAVIDSON — “Thanks to You,” a free recital by Sotto Voce, an ensemble from One Voice Chorus, will be held on Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Albans Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Ln.

The event honors the blessings of family, friends and community. It is done as a token of appreciation for those who support One Voice and its mission.

The chorus has also released its calendar for the 2009-2010 season, culminating its 20th anniversary celebration. On Dec. 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m., get on board for “Sleigh Bells” at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte, 234 N. Sharon Amity Rd. Want to warm up a little after the winter? Then visit “Southern Belles” with special guests from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte’s Women’s Chorus and Northwest School of the Arts on March 26 and 27, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at Heaton Hall, Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Rd. Just in time for summer vacation, enjoy “School Bells: Our 20th Anniversary Reunion” concert on June 19, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. at Booth Playhouse, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St.

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CHARLOTTE — Wayne Brown will be holding Chen-style Tai Chi Chuan classes at The Lesbian & Gay Community Center, 820 Hamilton St., Suite B11, from 6:30-8 p.m. beginning on Nov. 9.

This blend of disciplines is a fitness exercise and internal martial art that cultivates life energy (Chi) to enhance health and achieve mind-body balance. November introductory sessions are free. A $35 per month fee will be charged for those who choose to continue in December and beyond.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Proceeds will benefit the Center. For more information, call Brown at 704-469-0926 or email

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' former associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director.