ESCONDIDO–The California Center for the Arts, Escondido kicks off the summer with “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” by The Center Chorale, the Center’s 47-voice adult ensemble.
The concert will include a program of Gershwin, Sondheim and musical theater’s best tunes and the Chorale will be accompanied by the San Diego Music Award nominated Peter Pupping Band. The Center invites the community to enjoy these time honored melodies on June 2 at 3 p.m. in the Center Theater.
The 40 member Center Children’s Chorus will also join the Chorale on stage under the direction of Dana Stanford, Children’s Program Coordinator and Director, and conductors Nancy Shirley, Martha Rosacker and Diane Geller. The children will add to the afternoon by performing a selection of musical numbers.
In addition to the series of Sondheim and Gershwin tunes, the Chorale will also be performing the piece, “Mukari”, by Orange County composer, Brent Pierce, accompanied again by the Peter Pupping Band and Joe Valent, piano. The program will end with the beloved “God Bless America”.
The Escondido Choral Arts is the new music performance and education program for the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. It consists of the three levels of Children’s Choruses (Grades 2-12) and the adult Center Chorale.
The program’s director, Dr. Joe Stanford, is the past chair of the Palomar College Performing Arts Department and led the Palomar Chorale for most of his 37 years at the college. Under his direction, the ensemble performed hundreds of concerts in the region as well as in Europe, Mexico and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Tickets for the California Center for the Arts, Escondido concert may be purchased by phone at (800) 988-4235 or online at www.artcenter.org. Ticket prices are $10-25, with discounts for students, seniors 60+, active military and children under 12.
For more information, visit www.escondidochoralarts.com.