The Hershey Community Chorus has accepted an invitation to perform with Barry Manilow in the finale of his ONE LAST TIME tour stop at the Giant Center in Hershey on Thursday, March 17, 2016. The Chorus will join Mr. Manilow and his band of 13 musicians and singers, in the finale which includes his hits “I Write the Songs” and “Copacabana”.
The Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning musician’s career skyrocketed to superstardom when his mega hit song, “Mandy,” topped the charts in 1975.
After performing more than 400 concerts at the Las Vegas Hilton and Paris Las Vegas from 2005 through 2011, Manilow has limited his concert appearances. The ONE LAST TIME! Tour is a major undertaking and as Manilow said, “is my way of thanking everyone for their years of support…one last time!”
Barry Manilow’s unparalleled career encompasses virtually every area of music, including performing, composing, arranging and producing. A Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Manilow has triumphed in every medium of entertainment. With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time with over 50 Top 40 hits.
On Sunday, November 15, 2015, The Hershey Community Chorus hosted “Celtic Aire” an ensemble of “The Singing Sergeants” of The United States Aire Force Band, in a free concert for the public. Celtic Aire performed the concert at Grace United Methodist Church, Hummelstown, to a full house with standing room only.
The entire concert has been posted on YouTube and can be viewed HERE.
The Hershey Community Chorus will present its Christmas Concert, “The Majesty of Christmas” at 7:00 PM Friday evening, December 4, 2015 and again at 4:00 PM Sunday afternoon, December 6, 2015 in The First United Methodist Church of Hershey, 64 W. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey.
Guest musicians accompanying the Chorus will be Saint Paul’s Brass Quintet of St Paul Lutheran in Carlisle, Ellen Hunt, well known Harrisburg organist, and Tim Rupert, percussionist.
Some of the selections to be performed by the Chorus include Daniel Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata” and Randall Alan Bass’ “Gloria”, both accompanied by Brass, Organ and Percussion. Among the other selections are “Boar’s Head Carol”, “Chanticleer’s Carol” and some familiar traditional Christmas songs including “Deck the Hall”, “Home for the Holidays”, “Toyland, Toyland”, and other well known selections.
Admission to these concerts is $18.00 for adult, $9.00 for children ages 6 to 11 yrs of age, and free for children age 5 and under. Tickets are available now through any Chorus member, by calling 508-4400, or emailing the Chorus at info@HersheyCommunityChorus.org. Tickets will also be available at the door the days of the concerts.
The Hershey Community Chorus receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.