America's Favorite Songs, Hymns and Anthems
Name: America's Favorite Songs, Hymns and Anthems
Date: May 4, 2018 - May 5, 2018
The Peoria Area Civic Chorale’s 36th season will conclude with an inspirational program dedicated to America’s favorite songs, hymns, and anthems on May 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Five Points Washington. Enjoy songs such as What a Wonderful World, People, No Time, Bright Morning Stars, Down by the Riverside, America the Beautiful, music by Irving Berlin, Paul Simon, Stephen Foster and much, much more. Our special guest artist is accomplished classical tenor soloist and jazz trumpeter Michael Jones. Jones, a Peoria native, performs nationwide as a soloist and chamber musician. He currently sings with the Grammy Nominated professional chamber choir, The Crossing, appears regularly at The Green Mill, Chicago’s legendary jazz club, with Alan Gresik and the Swing Shift Orchestra and has performed on five Downbeat Award-winning recordings. Michael graduated from the Peoria High School’s Preparatory School for the Arts, obtained a Bachelors degree in Jazz Trumpet from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and earned his Masters in Jazz Trumpet from Northwestern University. Friday’s concert will also feature a 90 voice 4th grade Festival Chorus comprised of students from area public and private schools.