Our 22nd Season - 2017-2018
Saturday, October 21st at 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 22nd at 3:30 pm
We had a howling good time with our performance of fun and spooky songs that put you in the mood for ghosts and goblins!
With ghoulish favorites like Monster Mash and Purple People Eater to a medley from The Addams Family, it was a family fun time for all ages.
Dressed in costumes, we chased away the fiendish fall doldrums with a wonderful evening and afternoon of favorite melodies like the Time Warp and Ghostbusters!
Both performances were held at Port Tobacco Players Theater in La Plata, Maryland.
December 7th, 8th & 9th, 10th
Our first concert of the season consisted of four performances. The performances consisted of music from the Medieval and Renaissance time periods. The concert was performed in period dress with Queen Elizabeth I, lords, ladies and even a jester in attendance. After a procession of the court into the banquet hall with Masters In This Hall, many additional carols were performed. What Child Is This, I Saw Three Ships, Good King Wenceslas along with a few modern carols were part of the performance.
The first concert was a benefit put on for the Peace Lutheran Church food pantry . Admission was free, but donations were gladly accepted. A bake sale was held after by PLC.
Our next two concerts included full three course dinners with the performances to follow. Local Girl Scouts from troops #3129 and #2141 helped serve both the refreshments and the figgy pudding for dessert.
Our fourth and final performance for this cycle had a dessert reception follow the performance.
Saturday, April 14th at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 15th at 3:30 pm
On the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I, we held a retrospective of the popular music of the time before, during and after the Great War.
Emotional songs, like Keep the Home Fires Burning and There's a Long, Long Trail, showed how the War affected both those fighting and those waiting at home for their return. Patriotic songs, like Over There and anti-war songs like, I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be A Soldier reflected alternate views of the war.
Though the use of video and audio clips, a picture of the time period of the war was painted.
Performances were both held at Port Tobacco Players Theater.
Saturday, June 9th at 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 10th at 3:30 pm
Our last concert of the 2017-2018 season was a performance of the oratorio A Child of Our Time by British composer Sir Michael Tippett. This moving work was begun just after Britain entered Word War II in 1939 and was completed in 1941.
The inspiration was the assassination of a German Official by a 17 year old Jewish boy and the resulting pogroms against the Jewish population.
It was performed in a three part format similar to Handel's Messiah and utilized a narration in the form of recitatives.
The concert was held at the College of Southern Maryland's La Plata Campus in their Fine Arts Building.
Season 2017-2018 Board of Directors:
President - Carol Charnock
Vice President - Martie Viterito
Secretary - Erica Klonkowski
Treasurer - Michael Gahan
Members' Representative - Kay Krafchik
Music Director - Michael K. Santana
Associate Music Director - Leroy Pressley
Accompanist - Josh Cockerham
Season 2017-2018 Committee Members:
Publicity: Karen Runde, Pamela Saalbach, Erica Klonkowski,
Jason Klonkowski (website)
Concert Logistics: Erica Klonkowski
Hospitality / Reception: Jeanne Marie Bell