Whidbey’s best teacher takes people on musical adventure through time

Take a musical journey through time with the Whidbey News Times’ 2012 “Best of Whidbey” teacher Darren McCoy. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, the Oak Harbor High School choir director will present a benefit recital titled “The Art in Music.”

Musical selections performed will span time and genre — from the 1200s to the modern era. Those, together with a slide show depicting how the human expression known as art has been an integral feature in the life and times of historical figures such as Christopher Columbus and Napoleon, will provide a feast for the eyes and ears.

The Art in Music benefit recital will feature an array of performances by McCoy, Oak Harbor City Councilwoman Tara Hizon, Whidbey Playhouse sensation Heather Good and other local musicians.

Tickets are on sale now for $5 and proceeds will be used to help send the OHHS Men’s Choir to a festival, as well as assist the choir department in purchasing new condenser microphones, which will benefit many groups such as the choir and drama departments.

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