Men’s chorale to harmonize about home Thursday in Port Townsend
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The Singers in the Rain will give a concert Thursday at Port Townsend’s Trinity United Methodist Church. The singers are, front row from left, Klaus Butz, Roger Davis, Jeff Johnson and Harvey Crow; back row from left, Scott Rosekrans, Douwe Rienstra, David Schroeder and Frank Boyle. Not pictured is Tony Costa. — Frank Boyle

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — The Singers in the Rain, a nine-voice men’s chorale, will give the next performance in the Candlelight Concert series at Trinity United Methodist Church, 609 Taylor St. uptown, this Thursday.

As always with Candlelight Concerts, doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with children admitted free while adults are asked for a $10 donation.

Singers in the Rain, conceived about four years ago when voice teacher Sydney Keegan joined pianist Hazel Johnson to create a voice class for men, brings together a variety of performers, from actor and singer Dave Schroeder to men who admit to singing only in the shower.

They come together to learn, improve and have fun with songs from Broadway and the barbershop repertoire, from “Sing Your Way Home” to “Chariot’s Comin.’”

Thursday’s 7 p.m. concert centers on the theme of home — both earthly and heavenly — featuring a barbershop arrangement of “Home on the Range,” the spiritual “Deep River” with soloist Schroeder and “Home,” an old-fashioned German song about homesickness.

Jeff Johnson offers a solo on that one and on “Bring Him Home” from “Les Miserables.”

Several Singers in the Rain members will present solos in the second half.

Tenor Frank Boyle will sing “I Still Miss Someone,” baritone Roger Davis will perform “Unknown Legend,” Schroeder will sing “Memory,” bass Harvey Crow will sing “Faded Love,” and tenor Scott Rosekrans will croon “Singin’ the Blues.”

Baritone newcomer Tony Costa will have a star turn in “Singin’ in the Rain,” with his back-up group converting it to “We’re Singers in the Rain.”

Selections from a collection of vintage radio commercials will also be part of the evening, while bass Douwe Rienstra will serve as master of ceremonies.

Refreshments will be laid out at intermission.

Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Key City Public Theatre Scholarship Fund.

For more information, phone 360-774-1644.

Last modified: May 19. 2014 6:22PM
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