Larry Bland is in practice mode as he prepares for the first of his final concerts as director of The Volunteer Choir, which is marking its 50th year. Location: The choir’s rehearsal room at Second Baptist Church on Idlewood Avenue, where the choir was started in 1968.
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Larry Bland, director of The Volunteer Choir, is calling it quits as group reaches 50th anniversary
A local gospel music group that has been generating sounds of joy and inspiration for 50 years could soon be no more. Larry Bland & The Volunteer Choir is scheduled to make three appearances this year to mark its golden anniversary milestone, and then Mr. Bland said he will retire as the group’s director and chief organizer.