Spring Concert set for April 6 at First Methodist Conroe
The Montgomery County Choral Society will engage in a bit of time travel during its Spring Concert, “Bach to Bop.”
“We’re going to cover 350 years of music in less than an hour,” said Craig Stephan, the society’s interim director. “As always, our goal is to give audiences something to enjoy. We’re confident our musical lineup will help us do that, and maybe introduce audiences to a song or two they haven’t heard.”
The show is set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 6. And now that building renovations have been completed, First Methodist Conroe is hosting Choral Society shows again at 4308 W. Davis St.
During “Bach to Bop,” audience members will hear music by G.F. Handel, Felix Mendelssohn, Stephen Foster, Morgan Lewis, Duke Ellington and Louis Prima.
The songs will include “Music, Spread Thy Voice Around,” “Psalm 115,” “My Old Kentucky Home,” “Sing, Sing, Sing” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.”
In addition, three choirs from Caney Creek High School will perform, including the men’s and women’s choirs and a mixed chamber ensemble. The student ensembles will sing several numbers on their own and perform two songs with the Choral Society.
“We may have a few additional surprises lined up, too,” Stephan said.
Also that evening, the Choral Society will present its annual scholarship to a local high school student planning to study vocal and/or choral music in college.
Concert tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors (65+) and $5 for students.
Tickets for the concert may be purchased through the website at mcchoral.org. They’re also available from any Montgomery County Choral Society member or by calling Stephan at 936-756-3395, Ext. 118.
“Bach to Bop” is the final show of Montgomery County Choral Society’s 46th season.
About the Montgomery County Choral Society
The Montgomery County Choral Society is a nonprofit organization formed in 1972 to bring great choral music of the world to Montgomery County. Our members bring their different stories and varied pasts to unite in one song – our love of music. Our performance repertoire includes world class music of all genres.
Membership is currently at 66 – a number that includes a blend of many levels of musical training and experience among those college age to retirement and beyond. Our singers come from a large mix of careers and professional endeavors, uniting to celebrate their love of music and to share the joy of music through professional quality performances and community outreach. For more information about the Montgomery County Choral Society, visit mcchoral.org.
The organization is a member of the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance.