The Quincy Symphony Chorus presents “Cinema Classics”

Cinema Classics, the Quincy Symphony Chorus spring pops concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5 in Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ.

Music from the silver screen gives the chorus a chance to have some fun and echoes the symphony orchestra’s fall movie-themed concert. Their performance includes major medleys of well-loved music.  “Gershwin! A Concert Panorama” includes memorable hits “I Got Rhythm,” “An American in Paris,” “Swanee” and many others.  The “Leading Ladies:  Songs that Stopped the Show” Medley includes “The Sound of Music” and “Don’t Rain on My Parade.”

Additional selections to be performed include “Hooray for Hollywood,” “Anything Goes,” and “My Fair Lady.”  Young concert goers will enjoy two Disney hits, “Let it Go” from Frozen and “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story.

Special guests Minor Detail will perform a wide variety of songs to accent the theme.  This all-women’s a cappella group from Truman University has been performing since 2002 at a variety of events that include A Cappella Fest, community functions and their own concerts.

The Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Phyllis Robertson, is a regional singing group with members from many generations coming together weekly for the fellowship and the enjoyment of making music. The chorus will join the Quincy Symphony Orchestra and Youth Chorus on April 17 for Karl Jenkins’ “The Peacemakers.”

Tickets for Cinema Classics will be available at the door or in advance at Quincy Hy-Vee stores and Sturhahn Jewelers. The cost is $18 for adults and $15 for seniors. Thanks in part to support from the Tracy Family Foundation, children 18 and under are admitted free to all QSO concerts, and are encouraged to attend. The performance is made possible in part by Guest Artist Sponsor Great River Aviation, Music Sponsor First Bankers Trust, Media Sponsor STARadio WTAD, and by the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Special thanks to our season sponsors, Gardner Denver, Knapheide Manufacturing Company and Blessing Health System.

The $250 early bird drawing for the QSOA fundraising raffle will be held at the end of intermission.  Raffle tickets are for sale for $10 each or 12 for $100, and are available from any chorus, orchestra, Encore!, or board member.  The $1,000 grand prize drawing will be held at the Quincy Symphony’s Orchestra’s “Shostakovich 5” Finale Concert on April 17. The winner need not be present at the drawing. Raffle proceeds support the many programs of the Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association.  Visit the website or call the Symphony office for more information 222-2856.