A community concert celebrating Broadway and show tunes will be held on Sunday, March 3, beginning at 3 p.m. in the Nazareth Area Middle School auditorium.
The concert will be performed by the world-famous Allentown Band, directed by Ronald Demkee, and the Nazareth Community Band, directed by Ralph Brodt.
Each band will play individual pieces, followed a group performance.
The concert will feature both familiar and lesser-known pieces, including music from:
- Phantom of the Opera
- Les Miserables
- Guys and Dolls
- My Fair Lady
- Beauty and the Beast
It also includes selections from "El Capitan," John Philip Sousa’s most popular operetta, and a Gilbert & Sullivan medley.
The concert is being organized by the Nazareth Rotary Club, and proceeds will help to support community needs and organizations.
As a tribute to the Nazareth Rotary Club’s railroad theme for this program year, the Allentown Band will play an arrangement of "I’ve Been Working on the Railroad" by Lucien Cailliet, a well-known composer and arranger who was an associate conductor of the Allentown Band from 1934-1969.
Tickets are $10 ($5 for children under 10), available in advance from the Nazareth Y, Nazareth Library, Whitefield House Museum, any Rotarian, and at the door on the day of the concert.
Before the concert, ticket-holders will receive free admission to the Whitefield House Museum from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on March 3.
For more information, contact (610) 759-0787.