REVIEW: Show tunes highlight community chorus spring concert

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 08:04 PM.

Schola Cantorum's spring concert was one of those marvelous evenings that during the event, leave audiences wanting more and afterward, eagerly awaiting the community chorus' next performance.

That opportunity won't arrive until Schola's annual Christmas concert. In the meantime, the group anticipates growing beyond its current 12 members as vocalists from the now-disbanded Okaloosa Chamber Singers seek new choral music performance opportunities.

"When You Believe," the May 5 concert held at the First Presbyterian Church of Crestview, was a delightful mix of traditional choral selections and Broadway standards.

Particularly enjoyable among the non-show tune selections were Mozart's "Regina Coeli" and John Davis' enchanting "You Are the New Day" — "a new piece to us," director John Leatherwood said.

It's showtime!

And then the curtain rose on a glorious cornucopia of music from the Great White Way and West End.

Favorites included Rebecca Wendel and Sara Florence's duet on "In His Eyes" from "Jekyll and Hyde," and Richard Montague's solo of "To Each His Dulcinea" from "Man of La Mancha."

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