But “The Music Man” is just the tip of the performance iceberg. The audience will be treated to Elton John’s “Circle of Life” plus “You Raise Me Up” as recorded by Josh Groban. Among other works on the program are “Requerdo,” specially written for the Singers by music professor Nancy Bachman, and Händel’s “Holy Art Thou.”
For the first time in Summerset Singers’ performance history, the ensemble will be joined by Singers’ grandchildren, who will bring an angelic aura to “A Place in the Choir” and “Dona Nobis Pacem,” arranged by chorus music director Ernie Macintyre. In honor of the children’s participation, the concert theme is “A Place in the Choir.”
“We’ve all worked very hard on this concert and I think everyone who attends will find lots of tunes they will really enjoy,” said Macintyre. “The expanded chorus has become a group I’m really proud to direct.”
Summerset Singers President Mike Spellman echoed Macintyre’s enthusiasm. “Our ability to perform complex choral pieces has grown by leaps and bounds,” he said. “I think everyone who attends the concert will be impressed with what they hear.”
The Singers will have two performances under their belts prior to the Civic Auditorium concert. The Summerset Vista Clubhouse, where the chorus normally holds Monday evening rehearsals, will provide the venue for performances on Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23 at 7 p.m.
Admission for all performances is for $15 adults; $10 for children 12 and under. Reservations for the downtown matinee concert are available online by visiting www.summersetsingers.org or by phone at 925-516-9541.