Kingwood Chorale and Musical Guests to honor veterans and our country in special patriotic concert! 100 voice choir to sing old and new patriotic music in special concert presentation.
The Kingwood Chorale is known for presenting classical choral-orchestral masterworks for the greater Lake Houston community. However, there are times when a departure is warranted, especially when it comes to honoring veterans and our beloved country. The KCCO’s artistic director and conductor Todd Miller was invited to conduct a large mass choir as part of the National Memorial Day Choral Festival in Washington, D.C. over Memorial Day weekend this year. Many members of the Kingwood Chorale will travel with him to perform at the Kennedy Center with the Air Force Orchestra, the WWII Memorial, and at the opening of the nationally televised Memorial Day Parade. In preparation for this trip, the Kingwood Chorale, Lone Star College-Kingwood Concert Choir, members of First Presbyterian Church’s Chancel Choir and other musical guests will give a unique presentation of patriotic and other American music on Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 PM at First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood, 5520 Kingwood Drive in Kingwood. In addition, several local veterans will be highlighted as a representation of the sacrifice all veterans have given to defend our freedom.
Soprano and audience favorite Nancy Curtis will return to Kingwood to perform several patriotic numbers, and the Chorale will inspire the audience with renditions of God Bless America, My Country, “Tis of Thee, America the Beautiful and many more. All veterans in attendance will be honored with a special piece called “Salute to the Armed Forces,” where they will be asked to stand and be recognized for their service.
Finally, a new arrangement (by composer John Crabtree) of the powerful and moving “Mansions of the Lord” will be premiered as we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in war.
“During the rehearsal process, the music jarred memories of several of our choir members who are veterans,” said Dr. Miller. “Their personal testimonies are powerful reminders of the price that was paid for the freedom we enjoy today, and this concert is a time to remember and give thanks for those sacrifices.”
For more information or to order tickets, please go to www.LHMAS.org or call 832-779-1492.