“It’s a grand night for singing!”
So goes the old tune by Rogers and Hammerstein in the show State Fair, and the St. John Singers will try to prove it when they present a tribute to Broadway at their spring concerts on April 17 and 19.
Broadway show tunes are a departure for the choir, which has been known for its classical repertoire.
“We want to showcase our versatility,” said director Janice Ballard. “We’ve done classical, multicultural and spiritual music; this time we’re doing Broadway.”
“Members of the group, as well as members of the audience, have suggested we do a lighter program,” she added.
The choir will sing selections from practically every decade of the 20th century, including songs from West Side Story, Chicago, and Rent.
Students from the St. John School of the Arts will be the special guest performers.
The concerts will be at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay on April 17 and at Emmaus Moravian Church in Coral Bay on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $20 for adults; children will be admitted for free.