Posted - 08/01/2008 : 1:51:52 PM
Child Musician and Family to Perform at Old Courthouse
Child violinist, Jonathan Eernisse, will perform with his family at the Old Courthouse on the Square on Friday, August 1 at 7 pm, sponsored by the Union Country Historical Society. Jonathan, age 5, is an advanced musician. He has performed before large audiences for several years. He is highly gifted both academically and musically and began playing violin at age 2. For this concert, he will play gospel, fiddle style, and classical pieces, including movements from three Seitz concertos.
The Eernisse family of Stephens County performs at churches and civic events. They are frequent volunteers at Brasstown Manor in Hiawassee and at the Wilkinson Center in Toccoa. Dad, Lee Eernisse, plays bass trombone. Taylor, age 15, plays tenor trombone; Laura, age 13, plays flute. Little brother, David, will perform several duets with Jonathan on violin. Mom, Becky, accompanies on piano. The entire family sings.
The Eernisses have a multi-enterprise farm located on the outskirts of Toccoa. All the children are home schooled, and they maintain their ranch as a family, working and playing together. The family strives to bring glory to God and bless the people who hear their music. The audience is sure to enjoy a varied repertoire: patriotic, sacred, gospel, bluegrass, and classical. There will be something for everyone.
The summer concert series is presented by the Union County Historical Society as a public service and to keep alive the tradition of music in the Old Courthouse. There is no admission charge; The musicians donate their time and talents. Voluntary donations to the maintenance fund are always welcomed and appreciated.