Oxford Community Chorus take stroll down Broadway

Oxford Community Chorus take stroll down Broadway

The Oxford Community Chorus took its Oxford Performing Arts Center audience on a stroll down Broadway during its annual Spring concert performed on April 24.

The 50-voice choir, accompanied by a 20-piece instrumental ensemble and under the direction of Don Gober, filled an hour with some of the most memorable tunes from both the Broadway stage and the silver screen.

Songs that are immediately identifiable graced the evening’s program from shows including “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Mary Poppins,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Carousel,” and “The Sound of Music.”

Oxford Arts Council vice president Mike Carter was the narrator for the program, providing historic grace notes to accompany each selection.

The Oxford Community Chorus, organized by the Oxford Arts Council, presents two concerts every year. The next one is their annual Holiday concert in the fall. The concerts are co-sponsored by the city of Oxford and the Oxford Performing Arts Center.

Rehearsals for the holiday concert will begin on September 3 and continue each Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at OPAC. All current and former chorus members and other vocalists who would like to be a participant are encouraged to attend.

The city of Oxford appreciates the efforts of the Oxford Arts Council in making our community a better place with events including the Arts and Culture Series at OPAC, the Freedom Festival, and the special remembrances held on Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day.

Their membership includes president Jane Batey, vice president Mike Carter, recording secretary Jean Schrader, financial secretary Theresa Haynes, parliamentarian Marilyn Lipscomb Clark, Patricia Jack, Renee Rice, Elaine Edmondson, Greg Turner, Merl Haynes, Greg Hathcock and Cindy Williams.