SCC Oak Singers concert set for May 10 and 11

“Seasons come and seasons go, and somehow they were meant to show that life and love are never really gone.” These are words from “Let Me Be the Music,” one of the several new and exciting choral selections featured in the Salem Community College Oak Singers Spring Concert. This year’s program includes a wide variety of choral offerings, from folk to show tunes to spirituals.

Under the direction of Charles Musser and accompanied by Laurie Goforth, the Oak Singers will present a concert of both old and new favorites including Eric Whitacre’s “Seal Lullaby” based on Rudyard Kipling’s story of the same name. Also included will be music from “Boys from Syracuse” by Rogers and Hart, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Wizard of Oz,” Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide,” Claude-Michael Schonberg’s “Les Miserables,” and the film “Mask of Zorro” by James Horner. Music by other notable composers such as Noble Cain, Stuart Churchill and R. Vaughn Williams will also be featured.
 
The evening of spring music will spotlight several soloists including Rhonda Gage, Michael Roberts and the group’s newest member, Rachel Jackson, as well as several small groups.
 
The program will be held on Saturday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 11 at 3 p.m. in the Davidow Theatre on SCC’s campus, 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point. Tickets, available at the door, cost $7.
 
The concert is made possible in part by funds from the Salem County Cultural & Heritage Commission through support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; and the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders.