Prentice Concert Chorale will present a celebration of American music and verse in its concert “Sing America—SING.” This free admission concert, led by Prentice Concert Chorale’s music director and conductor Dr. Leslie S. Poss will be Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:00 PM at Grace Presbyterian Church, 113 Hargrove Road, Tuscaloosa. For more information about the concert or Prentice Concert Chorale call 205-765-4127 or visit www.prenticeconcertchorale.org.
The concert’s repertoire was inspired by the sense of community evoked from Alice Parker’s quote: “Singing is the most human, most companionable of the arts. Singing joins us together in the whole realm of sound, forging a group identity where there were only individuals, and making a communicative statement that far transcends what any one of us could do alone. We NEED to sing well.”
The program blends famous folksongs—such as “Red River Valley,” “Oh Susannah,” and “This Land is Your Land”; and traditional African-American spirituals—including “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands,” and “Deep River”; and patriotic favorites—like “American the Beautiful,” “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing” performed by Prentice Concert Chorale—however, our “featured singers” are the audience as they sing-along on “Give My Regards to Broadway” “Home on the Range,” “Do-Re-Mi” and so much more. Interspersed with the music are poetic verses including “Casey at the Bat,” “Stopping by Woods on A Snowy Evening,” and “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” recited by Steve Burch, professor of Theater History and Playwriting at The University of Alabama, and co-director of The Rude Mechanicals; and by Deborah Parker, middle school Social Studies teacher, local actress with Improbable Fictions and The Rude Mechanicals, and member of Prentice Concert Chorale.
Dr. Leslie S. Poss is music director and conductor of Prentice Concert Chorale, and Director of Music and Worship Arts at Grace Presbyterian Church. Prentice Concert Chorale is an auditioned choir of professional and amateur singers joining to perform major works of choral literature, original compositions by local composers (including commissions), and quality choral music of all genres.
An American Sing-and-Read” Quick Facts:
What: Prentice Concert Chorale with Steve Burch and Deborah Parker present: “Sing America-SING”
When: Thursday, April 27, 7:00 PM
Where: Grace Presbyterian Church, 113 Hargrove Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35402
Tickets: This is a free admission concert.
More: 205-765-4127 and www.prenticeconcertchorale.com