Chorus to perform ‘Music for the World’
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2012 8:00 pm
The David Johnson Chorus looks forward to presenting its Spring 2012 concert entitled “Music for the World.”
This summer the chorus will be participating in the World Choir Games, the Olympics of choral singing. Over 350 choruses from over 150 countries will be performing.
In its spring concert, the David Johnson Chorus will be presenting the songs that they will perform during the competition. All the songs had to adhere to the stringent artistic guidelines of the World Choir Games.
There will be a segment of songs from the British Isles, including familiar tunes like “Loch Lomond.”
Another segment of songs will be traditional choir music, like “Let There Be Peace On Earth.”
The third segment will be sacred songs, including a Bach chorale, a Tom Fettke hymn and the negro spiritual, “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.”
After an intermission, the chorus will shift gears, let their hair down and sing some up tempo pop songs, featuring a medley of Ray Charles songs and a medley of the Beach Boys that will have the audience dancing in the aisles.
Come join DJC and share their excitement of preparing for the Olympics of choral singing.
The DJC concert will begin at 7 p.m. on June 2 at Dresden Elementary School. Tickets will not be sold in advance, but will be available at the door. Adult tickets are $10; students and children are admitted free of charge. A reception will follow.
For more information, contact Gail Dyer at (731) 514-0167 or visit their website, www.davidjohnsonchorus, and follow them on Facebook. World Choir Games information may be found by visiting their website, http://www.interkultur.com/world-choir-games/.
Published in The Messenger 5.21.12