Parkersburg Choral Society to perform Sunday

Valentine concert to be held Sunday

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VIENNA — The Parkersburg Choral Society will hold its annual Valentine Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Vienna Baptist Church, 3401 Grand Central Ave., Vienna.

Admission is free although donations will be accepted at the door. A reception will follow the concert.

The program will include “I Love My Love” by David Dickau, “Don’t Forget Me” by Ruth Morris Gray, “Come Live With Me and Be My Love” by Greg Gilpin, “Embraceable You” by George and Ira Gerswhin, “Never My Love” by Don and Richard Addrisi, “Old Devil Moon” by E.Y. Harburg and Burton Lane, “A Sunday Kind of Love” by Louis Prima, Anita Nye, Stan Rhodes and Barbara Belle, “We’ll Meet Again” by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles and “You’ve Got a Friend” by Carole King.

The program will include a variety of choral works as well as solo works performed by members of the Choral Society. Soloists for this performance include Elise Sheppard, Douglas Anderson, Danielle Kelly, Kristen Hainkel, Melissa Herceg, Woody Wilson and Candice Bandy.

Martha McGovern will present a dramatic presentation of a poem by Jennifer Maier entitled Love at First Sight. “C-Note,” a barbershop quartet, will close the first half of the concert with three tunes by members Tim Blissett, Kodiak Dschida, Don Hainkel and Bob Herceg.

The second half of the concert will open with a performance of Waltz #2 by Dimitri Shostakovich presented by members of the Julia-Ann Ensemble, Melissa Herceg, Bob Herceg and Richard Board, accompanied David Nuss, rehearsal accompanist for the Choral Society.

The Choral Society will perform several pieces accompanied by a jazz combo composed of Tim Marks, alto sax, Buddy Lee, tenor sax, Mike Lockney, trumpet, Sheila Wiseman, trombone, Rocky Wiseman, bass, Scott Kitchen, drums and David Nuss, piano.

The concert will conclude with an up tempo arrangement of “Old Devil Moon” by Burton Lane from the Broadway show, Finian’s Rainbow.

The Choral Society is supported entirely by the donations from audience members and music lovers from the Mid-Ohio Valley. Those who wish to contribute may also donate online on Tuesday, May 1 through the Give Local MOV fundraiser organized by the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates. Thanks to local sponsors, the Choral Society will compete for prize money and matching funds through the website: www.givelocalmov.org.