The Cambria Chorale (above) will present its 22nd annual Spring Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13; Saturday, May 19; and Sunday, May 20 at Cambria Community Presbyterian Church, 2250 Yorkshire Drive, Cambria.
The Chorale is flourishing, participants say, under the direction of Barbara Weber and are eager to share their music with the community, which has been very supportive over the years. Weber has chosen a colorful palate of music which includes a medley from “Phantom of the Opera,” hit tunes from such Broadway musicals as “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” “Funny Girl” and “Hair” — as well as favorite hits from artists such as Barry Manilow, Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson and Celine Dion. The program will close with a rendition of “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor” from the sonnet by Emma Lazarus and the Broadway show “Miss Liberty.”
Adding texture and variety throughout the program will be the contribution of Chorale Pianist Karen Johnson, instrumentalists Penny Beavers (harp), Joseph Bonifazi (percussion), Jim Chalifoux (guitar), Gary Conant (trumpet), Rich Smucker (trumpet), Barbara G. Weber (trumpet) and Ron Perry (saxophone).
The chorale is not only for those who love to sing and serve the community, but also for ensuring the future of music as part of the community — money raised through their concerts and private donations is used to fund the Cambria Youth Music Fund, which provides lessons for students who show talent in vocal or instrumental music and who need financial assistance to continue with their musical training.Tickets are $15 for general admission and free for children under 12. Tickets are available at the Cambria Farmers Market (2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays at 1000 Main St.), the Joslyn Recreation Center (950 Main St.), the Cambria Chamber of Commerce (767 Main St.) and at the door.