La Cañada Presbyterian Church to Present POPS: “Rhapsody in Gershwin”

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Singer Diane Wallace sings solo at last year’s LCPC POPS Concert.The timeless music of George and Ira Gershwin will be celebrated in song, dance and big band accompaniment when La Cañada Presbyterian Church presents POPS: “Rhapsody in Gershwin” on Friday, June 15, at 8 p.m. and on Saturday, June 16, at 4 p.m.The church’s 50-voice Chancel Choir, the Jack Lantz Little Big Band, a premier lineup of soloists and the LCPC Pops Dancers will bring to life Gershwin classics from Tin Pan Alley to Broadway to Hollywood, including “Love Is Here to Stay,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I Got Rhythm” and “Strike Up the Band,” as well as solos and duets from the popular musical “Porgy and Bess.”“The singing, dancing and comedy are infectious, and will send you out with a smile on your face and a song (or two) in your heart,” promised Jack Lantz, LCPC’s Director of Music and Worship Arts, who will direct the program.Soloists will include Lori Stinson and Gregory Geiger (in a duet of “I Loves You, Porgy”), Diane Wallace, Matthew Thomas, Tom Malcom, Ellen Kirstein, Deanna Murray, Lori MacDonald and Joanne Horne. The Pops Dancers will kick up their heels in a black-light dance to the Gershwin rag “Rialto Ripples” and will dance in swimming pools to “‘S Wonderful” – “People might get wet,” Lantz joked.Another highlight will be excerpts from “Of Thee I Sing,” a Gershwin satire of presidential elections from the early 1930s. It figures tobe particularly apropos in this election year.The La Cañada Presbyterian Church Sanctuary will be transformed into a Broadway theater for “Rhapsody in Gershwin,” a program that will be “a delightful blend of pops music, dance, frolic and fun, geared to the whole family,” Lantz promised.Tickets are $15 general admission, $20 reserved, $10 children under 12 and $50 for a general admission family plan. They may be purchased from Lori MacDonald at (626) 794-1522, at the church office (818) 790-6708)or at the door. La Cañada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. For further information, visit www.lacanadapc.org.About La Cañada Presbyterian ChurchLa Cañada Presbyterian Church (LCPC) began in 1948 with 158 members and a vision to reach the world for Jesus Christ. That early church was built quite literally on faith and charity from remainder brick and an operating budget that turned just about all of its revenue into active ministry. Through 65 years of outreach, LCPC grew to 2,000 active attendees doing ministry throughout Southern California and in 40 countries around the world. In 2010 the church completed a campus expansion which doubled its physical base for ministry and kept its historical sanctuary as the heart of the new grounds.La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada, (818) 790-6708 or visit www.lacanadapc.org. Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News center_img Subscribe Community News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Religious Music La Cañada Presbyterian Church to Present POPS: “Rhapsody in Gershwin” Another highlight will be excerpts from “Of Thee I Sing,” a Gershwin satire of presidential elections from the early 1930s. It figures tobe particularly apropos in this election year. Published on Friday, June 1, 2012 | 5:46 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img

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