Tri-State Community Choir holds first performance

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - A 501-3c organization highlighted the art of music in the Wiregrass.

The newly formed Tri-State Community Choir presented its first performance Sunday evening.

The group has been rehearsing together since the beginning of January to bring the work of Dan Forrest, Jubilate Deo to the Wiregrass stage.

The choral setting of Psalm 100 was presented in 7 languages: Latin, Spanish, Hebrew, Zulu, Mandarin Chinese, and English.

For chorus member Jennifer Tompkins, it's extra important for her to keep all forms of the arts in the community.

She says, "Our arts are represented in a lot of ways in Dothan -- especially through theater and dance, but this choir has not been represented recently.. we did have this back in the 60s and 70s in fact my dad was a part of it way back when.. and i remember as a small child having more events in Dothan so i am happy to be a charter member of this group and to bring choral music back to Dothan."

Each piece performed was orchestrated in the countries style of music.