Composer, orchestrator and arranger Ed Hogan will be a special guest of both the chidlrens’ concert and the Bay Area Choral Society’s Spring Concerts. [ Ed Hogan Music ]
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Choral society to perform for elementary students

The Bay Area Choral Society, with help from the PTO of Port St. Joe Elementary School and Duren’s Piggly Wiggly in Port St. Joe, will perform a children’s concert for third graders at PSJES and elementary students from Franklin County schools on Friday, April 12, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe.

With funding from The Tapper Foundation, BACS commissioned Ed Hogan to compose a song that expresses how the beauty of our surroundings on the Forgotten Coast fill us with music. The song is titled “The Maker’s Song” and will be performed during BACS children’s concert and Spring Concert. 

Also during the concerts, Hogan will provide brief narratives on composition, genre, and instrumentation to educate and provide incentive for students and their parents to further pursue music. Vocalists and symphonic instrumentalists from the Florida State University doctoral program will also participate in the concerts.

Hogan earned a degree from Florida State University where he studied music education and composition. He was a high school band director for 11 years before founding EHF Productions, a full-service music and audio production company. For over 20 years, Hogan has been involved with every aspect of the production of church music. He has received 33 JW Pepper “Editor’s Choice” awards – 11 for choral orchestrations, six for instrumental projects and 16 for choral arrangements. 

Hogan resides in Carrollton, Georgia, with his wife, Carol, and enjoys spending time with his two daughters and grandchildren.

Since 1989, BACS has been committed to providing choral musical excellence in the Forgotten Coast Area. Music is directed and performed by a volunteer chorus and local accomplished musicians who are dedicated to producing a high standard of music to entertain and educate audiences. With music and narrative, audiences are exposed to various genres and eras of music and are provided the highest quality performance and educational experiences.

Annette Cederholm is a member of the Bay Area Choral Society.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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