Ending April and Starting May with Music

The Bucks County Women’s Chorus is singing tonight, Friday, April 25, 2014, in Perkasie at Pearl S. Buck International Cultural Center, 520 Dublin Road. Wine and cheese will be served at 7 p.m., while the music begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.  

The evening will showcase the wonderful voices of the 88-member all-female ensemble who perform a variety of light genre, from show tunes and standards, to pop and patriotic. All proceeds help to advance Pearl S. Buck International’s mission of building a global community through child adoption, child sponsorship and multicultural programs at the Pearl S. Buck House.

The North Pennsmen Barbershop Chorus presents this year’s a cappella show Radio Days twice on Saturday, April 26, 2014; at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at the Indian Crest Middle School, 130 Harleysville Pike (Route 113), Souderton. Tickets are $15 for seniors and students, and $18 for general admission. Children 12 and under are free.

A family concert, Time Travelers: The Orchestra Grows Up is this Sunday’s featured event provided by the Allentown Symphony at 2 p.m. on April 27, 2014. Tickets range from $10-$20 at Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. 6th Street, Allentown.

Take an amazing musical journey and discover how orchestras evolved over time experiencing the sounds of the different instruments that were added to the orchestra by great composers from Mozart to Copland. With stories narrated by Edward Pleasant and dancers from repertory dance theatre delight the stage, you will hear children’s favorites from Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers to Copland’s Hoe Down from Rodeo.

Enhance your child’s experience with the Musical Petting Zoo in the Rodale Community Room. It’s free with a ticket to the concert. It all begins at 12:30 pm.

The DeSales University Chorale & Schola Cantorum present their spring concert, Sing Me to Heaven featuring contemporary choral selections by Gawthrop, Stroope, Ticheli, Wilberg, and more, at 8 p.m. on  May 2nd and 3rd, 2014 in Connelly Chapel on the DeSales University campus, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA. Admission is free but tickets are required. To reserve tickets, call the Box Office at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts: 610-282-3192 or order online.

The 107th Bethlehem Bach Festival takes place over two weekends, May 2-3 and May 9-10, 2014 at various sites at Lehigh University campus, on the south side of Bethlehem. Some events, such as the Young American Singer Competition, are free, while others, including The Mass in B Minor, and the Bach Cantatas, require a ticket purchase.

The RiverJazz Fest at the ArtsQuest SteelStacks, also on the south side of Bethlehem (101 Founders Way), runs from May 8-30, 2014. The festival opens with a free performance on the Community Stage by Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess, a New York City based traditional jazz band, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 8th. Tickets are now on sale for the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, whose show begins at 7:30 p.m. on May 8, 2014. Six free performances and five ticketed shows are planned for the run of the festival, along with a special menu featuring chicken and sausage gumbo, shrimp po’ boy, crawfish cannelloni and beignets.

An Evening of Music featuring classic Broadway, modern show tunes, and more, will be sung by Victoria Henry and David Williams, accompanied by Sean Burns at The Outlet at DCP Theater, 795 Ridge Road, Telford, on Saturday, May 10, 2014, beginning at 7 p.m. Free, although donations are suggested.Outlet_2014_0510_WH_Concert

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