The Peninsula Singers have been practicing since February and are ready to welcome spring with the 'Joy of Song.' There will be two concerts Mother's Day weekend, one on Saturday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Sturgeon Bay and the second on Sunday, May 12 at 3:00 p.m. at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. The May 12 concert is in honor of the late Marian Hislop in recognition of her support of the performing arts in Door County.
Artistic Director Merle Colburn selected both serious and light-hearted music that audiences will enjoy: a medley from the recent Oscar-winning movie Les Misérables, the relatively new sacred song In Paradisum by Dan Forrest, a poem by E.E. Cummings set to music, and several numbers arranged by the ever-popular John Leavitt. You may listen to clips from the upcoming concert on The Peninsula Singers website: http://www.thepeninsulasingers.org/.
Lauren Gilmore, Martha Ranek, Phil Okkerse, Don Heeringa, and Glen Begrow are featured soloists in Les Misérables. Judy Paulson will play an African drum in the rhythmic Kenyan religious folk song, Wana Baraka. Also featured during the concert will be singers playing handbells. The men will sing Muddy Water and Kansas City and the women will get equal time withI Cain't Say No and Hand Full of Keys.
Although there is no admission charge for the concerts, the singers appreciate donations to help support their non-profit organization.