What do the British rock band Queen, country legend Dolly Parton and classical music composer Stephen Paulus have in common? Their music shares the program for a eclectic concert series titled Vocális By Request presented by Vocális Chamber Choir.
The performances are Saturday, March 12, 7:30 p.m., in Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4963 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park, and Sunday, March 13, 4 p.m. at St. John Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle, Buffalo.
Proud of its mission to perform a cappella music from all eras and genres, Vocális singers are used to performing music from a wide and eclectic repertoire. This concert series is unique because the program is comprised of selections suggested by audience members and supporters. “I’ve been considering a concert like this for a while,” says James Burritt, director. “I’m thrilled by what our audience has requested. It is sure to be an extremely fun concert, as well as a challenging one for the choir, as they quickly change styles throughout the program.”
Paulus’ elegant “Pilgrim’s Hymn,” Queen’s rock anthem “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and Dolly Parton’s poignant “Light of a Clear Blue Morning,” are featured. A selection of spirituals, traditional British melody “Scarborough Fair,” 19th century Americana folk song “Shenandoah” and a few classical pieces are also on the bill.
Tickets are available at the door one hour before the performance and are priced at $15 for adults and $10 for students.
For more information, please visit www.Vocalischamberchoir.org.