Saturday, May 10 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Peninsula Singers have been making choral music in Door County for thirty-five years! To celebrate the group’s history, Artistic Director Merle Colburn chose music for this spring’s concerts which is representative of its formative years; leaning toward the more serious side. The concerts will open with THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER as arranged by Grant Colburn. Other numbers from prior years’ concerts include two choruses from Mozart’s “Requiem”; HE WATCHING OVER ISRAEL from Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”; IN PARADISUM from Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem”, and THE LAST WORDS OF DAVID by Randall Thompson.
Director Colburn went on to say, "One of the numbers featured will be “Trilogy”. This number was the combined effort of Barbara Larson, poet and spouse of former director George Larson, and Don Richter, composer and my predecessor as artistic director. The work is a tribute to Door County.”
On the lighter side, the Singers will perform WHEELS OF A DREAM from the musical “Ragtime”; two John Leavitt favorites: RIVER OF JUDEA and IN THE SHADOW OF YOUR WINGS, and the captivating spiritual LORD, LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN by Ken Medema.
Director Colburn invites former chorus members in the audience to join in singing the “Hallelujah Chorus” from G. F. Handel’s MESSIAH (from the first concert presented by The Peninsula Singers, under founding director Mel Kasen), after which the rousing BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC by Peter Wilhousky will conclude the concert,
The thirty-fifth anniversary spring concerts will be presented at 7:00 Saturday evening May 10 at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church and again at 3:00 Sunday afternoon at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek.