Sequim Gazette staff
The Peninsula Singers bring 25 years of performances together for two shows at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave.
Conductor Dewey Ehling chose opera, musicals, folk and some George Gershwin and Cole Porter to create “25 Years of Musical Remembrances.” He said the event is special to him because it’s the first time in his career he’s been with the same group for so long.
“It isn’t often that a conductor reaches this milestone with a specific group, so I wanted to capture the moment to include many of my personal favorites and songs that I know audiences love,” Ehling said.
The concert will start off with the party scene from Act II of “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss and later include Giuseppe Verdi’s “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves” from “Nabucco.”
Ehling also chose two selections from composers Ralph Vaughan Williams and Samuel Barber and Randall Thompson’s “Alleluia.”
The Singers will take listeners to Broadway with selections from “Cats” and “Les Miserables.”
Stephen Collins Foster’s “Beautiful Dreamer” is included with Porter’s “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” and George and Ira Gershwin’s “Embraceable You.”
Songs for this performance are secular and the Singers’ plan to do a spring show with a sacred repertoire.
For this show, Sandy Rawson is the accompanist.
Concert tickets are available at Pacific Mist in Sequim, Elliott’s Antique Emporium in Port Angeles, the singers, and at the door.
Each ticket costs $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students (13-18), and 12 and under are free.