The Buena Park Community Chorus is set to perform its 17th annual Music, Arts, and Just Desserts fundraiser concert coming up Sunday, March 13, at 3 p.m., in the Walter D. Ehlers Recreation Community Center, 8150 Knott Ave., in Buena Park.
“The concert features solos from our talented singers and a taste of our concert in June, that will have a water theme, with specialty numbers from our chorus members,” said director Judi Herz.
Herz said some of the June water-themed music will include “Singing in the Rain,” Splish Splash” and “Shenandoah.”
The annual concert raises money for the chorus’s sheet music, sound equipment-repair and just generally helps sustain the all-volunteer chorus membership. There will be opportunity drawings, with a variety of gift baskets, with lots of surprises and wonderful desserts to enjoy.
Cost of the concert is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and children; children under 12 are free.
The chorus’s June concert is Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 at the community center.
The chorus is celebrating its 50th year in the city of Buena Park now under the direction Judi Herz; Sandy Bron has been the accompanist for more nearly 20 years, and frequently performs special piano solos during the concerts,
The chorus’s motto is “Have song, will travel.” A few of their note-worthy trips include four singing tours of the Hawaiian Islands, and Western Canada in 1990, which took the group to the Calgary Stampede, Banff Springs Hotel, the ice fields, Kamloops, Empress Hotel, Victoria, and Vancouver.
They have also sung at the Ventura County Strawberry Festival performing with the “Society for Preservation of American Music Chorus,” and also performed in Sacramento, and Eureka, during a Northern California singing trip, along with numerous visits to convalescent hospitals, and retirement homes, to mention only a few of their past performances.
Chorus members said they appreciate the support of the community, as the residents come out to hear the chorus sing at all of their performances, and chorus members say they have a good time performing and that the chorus is a “real family,” banding together to help and support one another.
The city of Buena Park helps set up risers for the concert, and chorus and their family members help tear down, after the performance.
For more information about the Buena Park Community Chorus, e-mail [email protected] or call 714- 538-7632.
This article was written by Jackie De Costa, with minor editing for clarity and format.