Demopolis Singers to perform May 3-4

Published 2:36 pm Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Performing toe-tapping rhythms of favorite show tunes as well as songs not so well known, the Demopolis Singers will hold its spring concert Sunday and Monday, May 3-4.

Both performances will be in the Old School Theater on Main Avenue. The Sunday concert begins at 3 p.m., and the Monday show, at 7:30 p.m. There is no admission, but contributions to help defray costs are welcome.

Under the direction of Cloyde Williams and the keyboard accompaniment of Linda Barnes, the Singers plan a wide variety of numbers accented with soloists and trios. The Dixieland favorite “When the Saints Go Marching In” will feature Williams on the clarinet and Ed Rush on trombone.

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“Danny Boy” and “Shenandoah” will be performed by trios from the Singers, and several soloists add their talents. Among those performing are Carolyn Bell, Dennis Davidson, Stephanie Alegria, Melissa Weltin and Jan McDonald.

One of the most challenging numbers of the concert is a medley of songs from the musical “Titanic.” The score follows the first part of the familiar story from the construction of the doomed vessel through the carefree days by the passengers and the hopes and dreams of those traveling steerage.

Other numbers in the show include “That’s Entertainment,” “Sing,” “Walkin’ My Baby Back Home,” “He’s My Brother,” “Anything Goes,” and Rush’s composition, “Demopolis, Demopolis.”