The Milwaukee Choristers can't wait for concertgoers to experience an "aha" moment when a title they might not recognize turns out to have a familiar melody!
The 75-member chorus will present "Cantus Prius Factus... New Music from Old Tunes" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 20 and Saturday, Apr. 21 at Wisconsin Lutheran High School (330 N. Glenview Ave/84th St.).
Conductor Dr. James B. Kinchen, Jr., has selected a wide variety of music in keeping with the theme. Included in the program are J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 140: "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" (Sleepers, Awake!) and a medley from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess; plus stirring arrangements of works including "Danny Boy", "Shenendoah", "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" and a comedic version of "The Drunken Sailor" that is sure to leave audience members chuckling. The entire program is posted at www.milwaukeechoristers.org.
The Wisconsin Lutheran High School A Cappella Choir, under the direction of Ned Goede, will be the Choristers' special guests.
Tickets purchased in advance are $15 for adults, with discounted rates of $12 for seniors and $5 for students. At the door, the ticket prices will be $18, $15 and $6, respectively. All seating is general admission. Tickets can be purchased via www.milwaukeechoristers.org, by calling (414)354-1933 or from any member of the chorus.
Concertgoers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the performances. They will be collected and distributed to needy families in the Milwaukee area by Tosa Cares, an all-volunteer charitable organization.
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