The Combined Christian Choir will perform its annual summer concert Sunday, July 1, beginning at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1014 Madison Ave., in Washington.
The Combined Christian Choir has been offering these summer concerts for 15 years. This year’s concert, “SummerSong,” will feature patriotic music with a “new and improved virtual fireworks” during which audience participation is a must.
Also this year is the 50th anniversary of the movie, “The Music Man,” and the choir will offer a medley from the musical, including “Lida Rose,” “Goodnight My Someone,” “Pick a Little, Talk a Little” with “Goodnight, Ladies” and “Seventy-Six Trombones.”
The Combined Christian Choir includes singers from many different Christian churches in Franklin, Warren and St. Charles counties. The choir is directed by Paige Byrne Shortal and accompanied by Lucy Tobben, along with an ensemble of musicians: Micki Marquart, second keyboard, Terry Lanwermeyer, trumpet, Leonard Marquart, electric bass, Don Kluba, guitar, and Terry Buddemeyer, percussion. The concert is also signed for the deaf.
There is no charge for admission. A free-will offering will be accepted to help support the choir’s future concerts and other ecumenical work in the area.
For directions or more information, people may call the church at 636-239-3520.