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Stockton Chorale celebrating American music during upcoming May concerts

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POSTED April 15, 2013 9:11 p.m.

 

 

STOCKTON - The Stockton Chorale May 10-11 concert, celebrating American music, will feature the premier performance of a work commissioned by the Stockton Chorale: “I Heard You Singing”, by the internationally renowned David Conte.

The concert performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the
Quail Lakes Baptist Church, 1904 Quail Lakes Drive in Stockton and then again at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1055 S. Lower Sacramento Road, in Lodi.

Single concert tickets are $20 in advance for adults, $25 at the door, and $5 for students. Tickets are general admission and may be purchased by calling the Stockton Chorale office at (209) 951-6494, through any Chorale member, on our web site at www.stocktonchorale.org, or at the door.

The Stockton Chorale and Master Chorale will also bring a feast of American music both new and old – spirituals, patriotic works, folk songs, shape note hymns, and the best of American popular song – from the popular composers George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Rogers and Hammerstein, Alice Parker and others.

The Stockton Youth Chorale, conducted by Joan Calonico, will join the concert with the cowboy songs that many in the audience will know by heart: “Home on the Range”, “Whoopee Ti Yi Yo” and “Songs of a Starry Night”.

The new Valley Youth Chamber Choir, conducted by German Aguilar will feature “Bring Me Your Tired, Your Poor”, “Road Not Taken”, and “Sylvie” by Leadbelly. This is an opportunity to hear a premier high school age chamber choir, and you will be enthralled.

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