Spring concerts feature singers of all ages

Baker choirs

Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 2.50.49 PMBAKER CITY — Adults and children will join their voices together for the Baker Community Choir’s spring concerts this weekend.

The music starts at 7 p.m. April 28-29, and 3 p.m. April 30, at the Baker Heritage Museum, 2480 Grove St., Baker City. Admission is free, although donations are accepted.

This concert’s theme is “A Broadway Celebration.” Selections include Broadway classics such as “Til There Was You” from “The Music Man,” “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, “I am a Man of Constant Sorrow” from “O Brother, Where Art Thou,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” from “The Sound of Music” and a medley from “Paint Your Wagon.”

The Baker Valley Children’s Choir, which is supported by the community choir, will also perform during the Friday and Saturday concerts. The students will sing three songs, as well as two numbers with the adult choir.

The children’s choir includes students in grades 4-6 from South Baker Intermediate School, Haines Elementary and Harvest Christian School. The choir meets on Mondays and Wednesdays with director Faith Plummer and accompanist Melanie Trindle.

In addition to singing in a choir setting, the students learn about music theory, concert etiquette, and go on field trips to perform for others and attend concerts and musicals.

The children’s choir started in 2011 “to expand musical opportunities for children beyond their standard music classes,” said Kelly Brickman.

It is funded through the choir’s concert ticket sales and through grants from the Leo Adler Foundation, the Baker County Cultural Coalition, the Chris Blacker Memorial Fund the Charlotte Martin Foundation, and the Edna Harrell Community Children’s Fund.

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