Published DateGILFORD — The Lakes Region Singers will welcome spring with two performances of familiar show tunes and big band favorites on Friday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m., and one on Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Route 11-A in Gilford.
These concerts are open to the public, with a suggested donation to help cover expenses.
Each performance will feature memorable songs by Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, and George Gershwin, including swing/big band favorites like "It's De-Lovely," "The Lady Is a Tramp," and "Flip, Flop, and Fly,"plus dramatic medleys from the blockbuster Broadway musicals Wicked and Les Miserables.
In addition, the Youth Chorus will perform such uplifting pieces as "Ordinary Miracles" from the movie Charlotte's Web, "Whole New World" from Aladdin, and "Seize the Day" from Newsie. As the finale, the youth will join with the adults in a stirring arrangement of "Let There Be Peace on Earth."
Once again, the Lakes Region Singers will be accompanied by talented pianist Kelly Cleveland of Belmont. Some selections for this concert will feature a variety of the regular Singers in solos and duets. In addition, guest performers will add bass and drums accompaniment to further enhance several selections.
Directed by Karen Jordan of Laconia, the Lakes Region Singers have been entertaining this area with spring and winter concerts since 1992. The chorale consists of over 40 dedicated community singers from Laconia, Gilford, Gilmanton, and Belmont.
According to Jordan: "We have such wonderful voices in our group that I felt it was important to showcase as many as possible in this concert. The addition of a bass player and drummer has also gotten us excited
about our performance. I expect there will be many in attendance wanting to dance in the aisles!"