The works of the late Marvin Hamlisch will be featured when the Children’s Chorus of Greater North Texas performs its winter concert on March 4. The concert will be at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sherman and is free and open to the public. Donations will be appreciated.
Mr. Hamlisch was a composer, conductor, pianist and entertainer. Among his many awards were three Oscars, four Grammy awards, four Emmy awards, a Tony award and three Golden Globe awards.
“He was the Pops conductor for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra … I saw his performance with the symphony in September of 2011 and was just spellbound,” remembers Susan Matthews, artistic director of the Children’s Chorus. “He was a composer, conductor, fabulous pianist and an enchanting entertainer who narrated throughout the concert.”
The Children’s Chorus will sing “They’re Playing My Song” and “One Song” by Mr. Hamlisch. In addition, the children have been taught sign language to “One Song” by Pam Bellerman, a Special Education teacher at Neblett Elementary School. In addition to the tribute to Hamlisch, the chorus will also perform folks songs, spiritual and art songs. Accompany the children on several numbers will be the chorus’ mentors, the Bel Canto Choir.
For more information on the concert and the chorus, call Matthews at 903-893-0607 or Linda Tarzis at 903-868-1245.