New Artistic Director, Merle Colburn has fashioned for the Peninsula Chamber Singers (PCS) one of the most exciting choral concerts in recent memory.
The performance starts with a John Leavitt collection of six rousing songs titled Jubilee and continues with “Cantique de Jean Racine” by Gabriel Faure, “The Last Words of David” by Randall Thompson and Leroy Robertson’s “The Lords Prayer.” Any one of these selections could stand as a featured presentation and provide a major test for the singers, but Colburn continues to challenge following the intermission with two familiar traditional American numbers and then a magnificent moving medley from the Broadway hit musical Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schonberg. Up next comes Moses Hogan’s “Lift Every Voice for Freedom” – sung to honor those who have served in the military as we celebrate Armed Forces Day on May 17. Finally, The Awakening, which concludes with the thundering command “…Let Music Live!” – which has been selected as a title for this years’ very special Door County springtime tradition.
The concert program also features three soloists and a narrator, plus appearances by The Doormen and PCS’s own small ensemble – The BlenDOORs.
Concert dates are Saturday, May 17 at 7 pm at the United Methodist Church in Sturgeon Bay and Sunday, May 18 at 3 pm at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. Admission is free however, a free-will donation will be taken at each performance.
For more information, please call 920.746.8920 or e-mail [email protected].