Singers give spring performance

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 9, 2006

The Demopolis Singers’ Southern Spirit spring concert was a smashing hit tonight at the Old School.

“It’s great.

I am glad I came,” Demopolis resident Harold Park said.

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The choir sang the song “Louisiana” as one of their opening numbers, which depicts the true story of the great flood that took place in 1927. The musical piece Louisiana 1927 was dedicated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

“This song is dedicated to those who are still displaced,” James Galloway, Demopolis Singers music director, said.

The group sang a piece entitled “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got that Sing, Sing, Sing,” which was a medley of the 1930’s jazz hits “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” by Duke Ellington and “Sing, Sing, Sing,” by Louis Prima.

“It sounds great,” William Woodall, son of Demopolis Singers’ member Rose Woodall, said.

Other charming tunes the group sang include a piece entitled “Fly Away Medley,” which was a conglomeration of a number of famous southern gospel songs such as “On Jordan’s Stormy Banks,” “I’ll Fly Away,” “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder,” “By and By,” “On Jordan’s Stormy Banks,” and “When the Saints go Marchin’ In.”