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This spring Patuxent Voices will take a sentimental journey through the great pop tunes from the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s.
Join the group as it dips into the 1940s when the United States, still feeling the effects of the Great Depression, was fighting World War II and looking toward a brighter future. Tunes like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” highlight the patriotism and pathos of the age. Swing into the postwar 1950s, the birth of the baby boomers and a decade of such hits as “Under the Boardwalk,” “Mr. Sandman” and “It’s My Party.”
Then rock and roll into the 1960s from the saucy “Boy from New York City” to the soulful “Son of a Preacher Man,” from the immortal Beatles’ “Eight Days a Week” to Aretha Franklin’s iconic “Respect,” the choir will cover it.
Doo-wop, Motown, old time rock ’n’ roll and romance will be performed in classic Patuxent Voices style.
Patuxent Voices was founded in 2004 by two friends who shared a love for a cappella music. Now 12 members strong, the group performs under the direction of Laurel Dietz. In addition to giving two concerts annually, one at Christmas and one in May, Patuxent Voices also performs at a variety of private and community events.
The choir will perform 7 p.m. May 4 at the Calvert Marine Museum and May 12 at All Saints’ Wine Fest. It also will perform 7:30 p.m. May 19 at Trinity Church, St. Mary’s College of Maryland; and 3 p.m. May 20 at All Saints Church in Sunderland. There is no admission fee, but donations are accepted at the door.
Go to www.patuxentvoices.org.