Tulsa Boy Singers spring concert, Friday & Saturday

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This coming Friday and Saturday evening, May 29 and 30, at 7:30 pm, the Tulsa Boy Singers will perform a spring concert of classical selections by Mozart, Holst, Mendelssohn, and others, and songs from the musical Camelot. Admission is $5 (or pay as you can). Donations above and beyond would be appreciated. Proceeds provide needed funds to keep Tulsa's oldest choral organization in operation.

The performance will be held in the beautiful Gothic Revival sanctuary of Trinity Episcopal Church, at 5th and Cincinnati in downtown Tulsa. A reception with refreshments, provided by the TBS parents, will follow each performance.

On the program:

  • Mendelssohn, Hear My Prayer. You may know it by its plaintive final movement, "O, for the wings, for the wings of a dove."
  • Mozart, Missa in C (K. 259), the "Organ Solo mass"
  • Stephen Paulus, Sing Creations Music On, a setting of a poem by John Clare.
  • Andre J. Thomas, I Dream a World, a setting of a poem by Langston Hughes.
  • Gustav Holst, Homeland. The music is Jupiter's theme from The Planets. The lyrics of the first verse are from the British patriotic hymn, I Vow to Thee My Country, by Sir Cecil Spring-Rice. Arranger Z. Randall Stroope has written two additional verses.
  • Lerner and Loewe, Selections from Camelot, including the title song, "I Loved You Once in Silence," "How to Handle a Woman," and "If Ever I Should Leave You."

I've had the chance to hear TBS perform a couple of times this spring, and they're as good as I've ever heard them. Not only are these young men developing their musical gifts, they learn teamwork and self-discipline through the TBS program.

If you have a son or know a boy, somewhere between the ages of 8 and 18, who is interested in music and singing, bring him along Friday or Saturday night. Director Casey Cantwell will hold brief auditions following each performance.

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David V Author Profile Page said:

My son, Jonathan, benefited greatly from the training he received in his 2 years with the choir under the legend, Gene Rhodes, Jackie Boyd, and Stephen Tappe.

Jonathan(click on my link to hear his music) now performs and records regionally as a pop/rock artist, but we always try to take time out to enjoy and support these guys in TBS.

It’s well worth the $5 and more(shoot, the refreshments are quite a spread, too!).

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