Many Voices Choir to present Spring Concert "I Will Sing"

Thu 4-20-2017 Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Two performances of the Many Voices Choir Spring Concert "I Will Sing" will be presented this weekend, KUOO's Becky Thoreson has details:

Many Voices Choir to present Spring Concert "I Will Sing" 

The Many Voices Choir will present their Spring Concert in Spirit Lake and Estherville this weekend.

Conductor Tim Schumacher says a wide variety of music will be presented.  "We start out with a more traditional, classical kind of set.  It goes from art songs to a piece by George Frederic Handel, and we've got a spiritual, a little traditional gospel thing, American Gospel piece.  And the second half, we're doing some tribute pieces.  We have a couple medleys.  One is a tribute to Ray Charles, a fun, fun medley, and then the second is musical highlights from the film Forrest Gump, and so there'll be a lot of tunes that are very recognizable out of the 60s and 70s."

He adds that the concert will finish on a whimsical note.  "We're doing a couple of pieces by Henry Mancini, Moon River and The Pink Panther, and then we're doing another jazz selection that Ella Fitzgerald recorded, and it's a very up-tempo version of Old McDonald Had a Farm, and so it's really a riot, and we finish up program then with a gospel rock piece called I Will Sing, and that's the title piece for our concert."

Two concerts will be presented. On Friday, at the First Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake at 7:30 with the second slated for 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the Estherville Lutheran Church.

A free will offering will be accepted at both performances.  

Photo by Sarah Morphew