Concert weekend is upon us once again!

Come join the fun this weekend!!! Concerts are the usual 7:30 pm start Frday and Saturday night and the usual Hancock Church location. Same great place, same great time, same great expectation of fun and exciting music and musicians to boot!

The wonderful Genithia Hogges will be joining us once again in singing Felix Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer. She sings like an angel, and makes it look completely effortless.

It’s gonna be GREAT!!

Buy tickets, come see us sing, have a great weekend. Simple as that..

If you can’t make it, we are sorry to miss you, but you really don’t want to miss it.

CONCERT WEEKEND APPROACHES!!

Hey everyone! Concert weekend is almost upon us! We had our first of two dress rehearsals last night and it is sounding crisp. Can’t wait to see what it sounds like next week in the sanctuary!

Concerts are: Friday and Saturday, January 18th and 19th. Both nights start time is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

It promises to be a wonderful concert with 4 wonderful soloists for the Mass in C, Opus 86 by Ludwig van Beethoven and a few more for The Carole King Musical, Selections, arranged by Roger Emerson. AND our fearless conductor Bob has something special planned for the audience in the second half of the concert, so be there, or miss out on the fun (I’m not telling you what it is, so I guess you’ll just have to come and check it out for yourselves).

You still have time to contact your favorite singer and have them purchase tickets for you at the discounted price, or to buy them online. Once Friday of the concert hits, the price goes up … so buy them now while you still can!

Hope to see you all there :)

~Erin

Singing Changes Your Brain: Another good reason to come to our concert in 2 weeks!

Hey all!

So, time is growing short before our next concert series!  (Exactly 2 weeks from TODAY!)  Gasp!  BUT that doesn't mean you can't still purchase tickets :)

I don't know about you all, but my e-mail inbox is about ready to explode.  In catching up on e-mails, I came across a reference for an article in TIME magazine titled, "Singing Changes Your Brain: Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins"  (which I completely agree with). 

The article, which can be found here:
http://ideas.time.com/2013/08/16/singing-changes-your-brain/ mentions the health benefits of singing and how it can lower levels of cortisol, which can lower stress levels.  Singing can also relieve anxiety and contribute to overall quality of life.  I, personally, will be singing until I'm not able to talk anymore.  I love the way that singing lets me forget about the troubles of the day and focus on nothing but the here and now.  Even listening to music can help with stress levels and improve brain function.

On that note, come and enjoy a night of wonderful music for our "Let Freedom Sing!" concert series on Friday or Saturday (or both!) May 19th or 20th at 7:30 pm.  Price of admission is for Adults $17 in advance from either a chorus member or if purchased online, and $20 if purchased at the door, children under 13 are only $5. 

Questions?  Just ask!

~EB, Lexington Pops Chorus Blog Maven Extraordinaire

A Concert Fast Approaches

Hello all!

I apologize for the delay in posting, but we've just been so busy with such fine music that it is hard to pull myself away sometimes.  

We've got quite the line up for our concert next week starting with the Requiem, by British composer John Rutter.  It was first performed as four movements in a Presbyterian church in Sacramento, California on March 14, 1985.  The complete performance (with all seven movements) wasn't performed until October 13, 1985 in a United Methodist church in Dallas, Texas.  Interestingly enough, John Rutter conducted both of these performances.  We will be joined by several instrumentalists throughout the singing of the Requiem.  Soprano Lili Kaufmann will be gracing us once again with her presence as a soloist for two of the seven movements.  Cherie Asgeirsson on flute, Beverly Chadwick on oboe, and Hyun-Ji Kwon on cello will also be joining the fun.  David Owens, who normally accompanies us on the piano, will be switching things up a bit performing the Requiem and a few Cesar Franck selections on the church's organ.  It's going to be magical!

We look forward to hearing a few more solos within pieces from sopranos Donna Cantera-Davis and Anne Noonan as well as baritone Jack DeFina throughout the evening. 

Come enjoy a night of wonderful music on Friday or Saturday (or both!) January 13th or 14th at 7:30 pm.  Price of admission is for adults $17 in advance from either a chorus member or if purchased online, and $20 if purchased at the door, children under 13 are only $5. 

Get 'em while they're hot!

Hope to see you all next weekend!

~ EB: Lexington Pops Blog Maven