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Woodland Chamber Singers celebrate spring

By May 3, 2011

Bring your mom and celebrate Mothers’ Day with the Woodland Chamber Singers at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland.

The local choral ensemble, under the artistic direction of Lenore Turner-Heinson, will present its spring concert, “The Garden of Music — Honoring Mothers’ Day.”

The program will include a variety of pieces celebrating the love of mothers and the coming of spring, featuring the combined talents of the full chorus, individual soloists, duets, quartets and a small ensemble.

Musical highlights will include “The Flower Duet” from “Madama Butterfly” by Giacomo Puccini, sung by Barbara Mills and Katie Carlson; “If Ever I Would Leave You” from Lerner and Loewe’s “Camelot,” sung by Dylan Kinser; “The Lusty Month of May,” also from “Camelot,” witha solo by Lola Kraft; and “Make Our Garden Grow” from Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide,” with solos by Kara James and Spenser Micetich.

The full ensemble will sing “There is Sweet Music Here” by Greg Gilpin; “The Humming Chorus,” also from “Madama Butterfly” with special readings by Carolene Cook, Sally Forment and Katie Denny; “Stouthearted Men” by Sigmund Romberg; “Choose Something Like a Star” by Randall Thompson; and the “The Awakening” by Joseph Martin.

As always, former director Bob Edmondson will lead an audience sing-along and Lori Jarvey will provide piano accompaniment.

The Woodland Chamber Singers, a nonauditioned community chorus, fosters fellowship and musical excellence among its ensemble of 45-plus adults and high school and college students. The group presents two concerts a year, during the holiday and spring seasons, as well as additional performances for retirement homes and special events.

Preferred and disabled seating begins at 6:45 p.m., followed by general seating at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted with gratitude.

For more concert information or to join the group, call Turner-Heinson at (530) 662-8937.

Enterprise staff

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