This year's annual New Albany Chorus "Night Moves" concert also will feature performances by the New Albany Community Band and the New Albany High School A Capella Choir.
This year’s annual New Albany Chorus “Night Moves” concert also will feature performances by the New Albany Community Band and the New Albany High School A Capella Choir.
The concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 W. Granville St.
“It’s around Halloween but it’s not ghoulish,” said Kathy Mayhorn, a member of the New Albany Chorus.
Phillip Wilson of New Albany will lead the audience through the performance as the emcee. Wilson is a graduate of New Albany High School who earned a bachelor of science in education, a master’s degree in arts and a doctorate in theatre, film and curriculum development from The Ohio State University. He began his teaching career at NAHS and retired from the Fort Hayes School for Performing Arts in Columbus after 25 years as the head of the theater department. He also worked as the head of the Eastmoor High School drama department and taught at Ohio State.
The concert will feature a variety of music, described as the “sounds of things that go bump in the night,” including “Old Devil Moon” and “Starry Night Medley.”
Featured pieces from the Broadway musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” also will be included.
“The music (from Sweeney Todd) is beautiful and is something that everyone will enjoy,” Mayhorn said.
Mayhorn said the annual concert typically features several high school groups as well as the New Albany Chorus, which was founded in 1993 and is sponsored by the New Albany Arts Council. It now includes 23 members from New Albany, Columbus, Gahanna, Sunbury, Westerville and Worthington.
Pianist Kathleen Sadoff will accompany the groups on some pieces and the New Albany Community Band, which includes some high school students, will provide accompaniment on the rest. Darren Falk leads the community band, while Karrie Horton leads leads the New Albany High School A Capella Choir.
The Oct. 30 performance will closed with a combined performance by the community band, the chorus and the choir.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the New Albany High School marching band, which needs to purchase new uniforms.
Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens and $10 for adults. Students in costumes will be admitted for free. Tickets will be sold at the door only.
For more information, visit naarts.org.