Almost anything can be improved with music, as evidenced by tuba-accompanied balcony serenades, operatic State of the Union addresses, and yodeled bank statements. Tune your ears to the sweet sounds on stage with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get two general-admission tickets to “Mozart Journey 3: Jubilant Mozart” performed by the St. Charles Singers on Sunday, May 15 at 2:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church (an $80 value). Student tickets are $20 each without a Groupon.
Formed more than 25 years ago, the St. Charles Singers continue to elate audiences with seasonal concerts, tours, and recorded albums under the direction of conductor Jeff Hunt. Melding together the Singers' dulcet choral tones with the symphonic strings of the Metropolis Chamber Orchestra, “Mozart Journey 3: Jubilant Mozart” explores a parade of Mozart's most exuberantly composed pieces, including “Exsultate, Jubilante” and “Vesperae solennes de Dominica.” The 34-strong vocal ensemble, including featured soprano Kimberly McCord, will fuse their voices as one to fill the Holy Family Church with joyous songs and falsetto A flats normally only used to summon bloodhounds and alert city superheroes danger is afoot.
To preserve the musically inclined, the St. Charles Singers grant choral music scholarships for graduating high schoolers while offering up small ensemble workshops for teens such as Sing!. Enjoy observing these community-oriented flightless songbirds in their native habitat while taking a break from the cacophonous sounds of modern life, such as screeching tires and the perpetual insults of impudent cellular ring tones.