|‘Music for the World’ concert planned
|Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:28 am
Members of the David Johnson Chorus are looking forward to presenting its Spring 2012 concert, titled “Music For the World.”
David Johnson Chorus
This summer, the chorus will be participating in the World Choir Games, the Olympics of Choral Singing. More than 350 choruses from more than 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 during the spring concert, 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 is designed to have the audience dancing in the aisles.
Community members are invited to join DJC and share the members’ excitement of preparing for the Olympics of choral singing.
The DJC concert will begin at 7 p.m. June 2 at Dresden Elementary School.
Tickets will not be sold in advance but are available at the door. Adult tickets are $10; students and children are admitted free of charge. A reception will follow the concert.
For more information, contact Gail Dyer at 514-0167 or visit the website, www.davidjohnsonchorus, and follow DJC on Facebook.
World Choir Games information may be found by visiting http://www.interkultur.com/world-choir-games/.