Jonathan Williams talks with 12News about upcoming musical theater summer camp
The Jonathan Williams Center for the Performing Arts (JWCPA) was incorporated in December 2016 and the board was organized and met in January 2017. We bring a wealth of knowledge with over 80 years combined experience in music education in the public and private sectors. Although this is our second year as a nonprofit 501c3 organization, we are not new to the performing arts scene in Beaumont and Houston areas. I promised my students over 16 years ago that we would have a performing arts center. It took some time to formally organize because of responsibilities in the classroom. But after retirement in June of 2016, this felt like the right time! Now I can dedicate my time to developing an organization the Beaumont community will be proud to call their own.
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Jonathan Williams invited me, other adult musicians and high school orchestra students to play in the "Gospel According to Scrooge" orchestra. Rehearsing with the cast opened our eyes to the myriad roles involved in a musical stage production. We witnessed problems arise and get solved. From coordinating diverse musical scores, finding music stands for everyone and creating an ensemble of vocalists and instrumentalists; to storage of instrument cases, feeding the musicians between dress rehearsal and show, and paying the professionals; Mr. Williams' team of volunteers demonstrated professionalism.It was a huge gift to the students and comparable to a music major's experience in college.
Great production, great performance!Congratulations Jonathan on an amazing play!
AMAZING performances filled the Cathedral of Faith Family Life Center this past weekend as The Jonathan Williams Center for the Performing Arts put on an EXCEPTIONAL rendition of "The Gospel According to Scrooge". If you missed it, please don't miss whatever is to come next from JWCPA! You won't be disappointed. Our Community should be eager with anticipation of just what may be next! KUDOS Mr. Williams, you definitely stepped it up a notch
JWCPA production was amazing, this has been soexciting! Our community really turned out tosupport, The production, The Gospel AccordingTo Scrooge! I attended it twice, and brought others to seeIt. They enjoyed it too! The cast was phenomenal, andthe orchestra was to! I give it two thumbs up!This JWCPA, has given meand my family such a delightful experience! ThanksTo Mr. Williams who stepped out on faith and followedHis dream, after his retirement as Ozen’s Choir DirectorIn BISD. Keep breaking it! What a JOY!
The JWCPA, play The Gospel according to Scrooge was a phenomenal play, it was a spiritual and amazing production! If you have not seen it, it’s a must see!
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