The choirs from Lindsay High School and Steve Garvey Junior High will present their Spring Choir Concert on Tuesday, May 18, at the Lindsay Community Theater.
The music will include songs that the choirs recently sang at a choir festival in Visalia in addition to several songs in lighter styles.
The high school Concert Choir will present songs written by well-known composers, such as Franz Schubert and John Dowland. They will present a moving song with lyrics written by a person persecuted during the Holocaust. In contrast, they sing an exuberant arrangement of the spiritual, Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho.
The high school Womens Choir will also present a wide variety of music including a song by Mozart and a medley of traditional spirituals as well as a beautiful ballad featuring text by Robert Louis Stevenson to a "classic" arrangement of a ’50s rock 'n' roll song, Splish Splash.
Continuing the pattern of singing widely diverse styles of music, the Cardinal Choir of Lindsay High School will sing a music setting of text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in contrast to their rendition of the rousing freedom song, Woke Up This Morning. The song Rounds Around the World is itself a song of variety.
Not to be outdone in this quest for variety, the Garvey junior high school Choir sings a wide spectrum of music - from the moving latin song Dona Nobis Pacem to the whimsical Peter Piper, based on the familiar tongue twister. They will delight the audience with uplifting songs such as Sing a Joyful Song and An African Celebration. The choir will also sing one of the best-known folk songs from Mexico, Cielito Lindo.
Everyone is sure to find songs that will be their favorites. All the choirs will join together to conclude the concert in singing Why We Sing. The choirs are directed by David Russell and accompanied by Gloria Matthews. There is a $2 admission charge for the concert. Tickets will be available at the door.
The Concert Choir and Women’s Choir will be traveling later that week to sing at the Forum Festival in Santa Clara. The money from the admission tickets and from the food sold during the intermission will help to pay for this trip to Santa Clara.