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The Albemarle Chorale Presents “From Stage and Screen

By Amelia Reiheld

“It’s a grand night for singing,” according to the 55 members of the Albemarle Chorale. The program for the 2019 spring concert promises to be a real treat, bound to have you tapping your feet, and humming along. The program features many favorites and a few not-so-familiar melodies, chosen from great musical theater and hit movies.

Often, the Albemarle Chorale tackles exquisite masterpieces from the world’s finest choral works; sometimes the singers celebrate a particular occasion, and sometimes, like this spring, it’s a jolly assortment of just plain good fun.

Chorale director Lynwood C. Winslow spends weeks before each choral season begins, poring over the Chorale’s existing music library, and then sending off for copies of other pieces to round out the program he has in mind. He might have several arrangements to choose from, considering the voices he will be working with.

While the rest of us were preparing for holiday festivities, Winslow’s dining room table was piled high with musical possibilities. His piano was getting a workout, and judging from the list he wound up with, he must have enjoyed himself immensely. The popular selections this term include “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Moon River,” a medley from My Fair Lady, “I Got Rhythm,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” and more.

The Edenton performance will be held on Sunday, April 28, at 4 pm, at Edenton United Methodist Church, 225 Virginia Road, Edenton.

The second performance will be presented at the Perquimans County High School Auditorium, 305 Edenton Road Street, Hertford, on Sunday, May 5, at 4 pm.

The chorale members are all volunteers, and the fees they pay to join the group make it possible to offer honoraria to guest instrumentalists, director Winslow, and accompanist extraordinaire, Michael Morgan.

Although donations are appreciated, there is no charge for the performances.