Cumberland Quintet to present Oct. 30 show that will be a real 'scream'

Audience members will be in for a real scream when the Cumberland Quintet presents its "Halloween Extravaganza" concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, in Wattenbarger Auditorium of the Bryan Fine Arts Building on the Tennessee Tech University campus.

"Every four years, we hold a Halloween-themed concert, and this show will be very different from the usual Cumberland Quintet concerts," says Anne Thurmond, who manages and plays clarinet for the group.

Among the pieces to be performed are Bach's Toccata in D Minor, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Funeral March of the Marionettes and the theme from The Addams Family.

In addition to spooky music to mark the seasonal festivity, other features of the show will include a blood-curdling scream contest.

A showing of the short film "Brain-Sucking Freaks from Planet X," made by members of the quintet, will add to the mystery created by the performance. Audience members are encouraged to dress in costume.

The concert is free and open to the public, but it may not be suitable for young children.