The Daily Item
MILTON — The 37th Annual Milton Harvest Festival Pops Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 in the Milton High School auditorium. Under the direction of Connie Pawling-Young and Tim Latsha, the 75 member chorus will provide an evening of entertainment with selections from the jazz, patriotic, Broadway, and religious venues.
The opening number, “Why We Sing,” portrays the power of music to “soothe the soul” and “mend a heart.” A rousing presentation of John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever” will make the audience feel like marching in time. Broadway show tunes include “This Nearly Was Mine” from South Pacific, “Ain’t Misbehavin’” from the show of the same name, and a powerful medley from “Les Miserables.” A fifties medley will make the audience tap their feet and bring back memories for many. A variety of spiritual numbers include “Elijah Rock,” “Pharoah’s Blues,” and “Creator God.” The program will end with a moving rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Duets will be sung by Naomi Dries and Becky Dries, Erin Merill and David Young, Jamie and Lori Dries, and James and Connie Fladland.
Soloists include Emily Pelletier, Chris Dries, Sharon Styer, and Annie Smith. Viki Funk will perform “The Shoop Shoop Song” with backup provided by Kim Printzenhoff, Bonnie Lloyd, and Ruth Chrismer. Adam Waltz will sing with Adam Rearick playing guitar, and Christa Printzenhoff will be accompanied on guitar by Jason Printzenhoff.
Tickets, available from chorus members and at the door, are $8 and $5 for children under the age of 10.