We’re about to begin the seventh season of The Michael O’Neal Summer Singers and our program this year is entitled Bach to Broadway. Selections by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Verdi, and Parry will comprise the first part of the concert, followed by songs from Man of La Mancha, West Side Story, The Phantom of the Opera, and Les Misérables. The variety of musical pieces in this concert in some ways reminds me of the great variety of singers we have in Summer Singers.
The Summer Singers (MOSS), unlike the regular season MOS, is a completely non-auditioned chorus, and open to all interested singers. The wide range of experience found in the individual singers in each summer’s chorus helps make the entire effort very gratifying to me. I love taking people of various backgrounds and skill levels and helping them become a unified and sensitive musical ensemble. In just a few days we’ll have over 150 singers joining together in the shared purpose of making music! I can hardly wait!
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