Members of Cardinal Chorale staff to present concert

| June 5, 2015

Staff reteat photo - 2015COSHOCTON – Seven members of the Cardinal Chorale staff and the Encore! Honors Choir staff will present One Enchanted Evening: A Musical Theatre Showcase on Friday, June 12, at Ridgewood High School, 602 Johnson Street, West Lafayette. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m.

Matthew Downing, Haley Evans, Peter Hampton, Erin Jobes, Chad Putka, Joshua Senn, and Jennifer Sper will perform a variety of songs from stage and screen as solos, duets, trios, or as a full ensemble. Featured songs will be from Shrek: the Musical, Wicked, My Fair Lady, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Violet, Newsies, Les Miserables, Into the Woods, Godspell, Fiddler on the Roof and The Sound of Music, among others.

Downing is a music specialist with the Newark City Schools, Hampton is the choral director at Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Evans is the choral director and assistant band director at Ridgewood High School, Jobes is the director of Christian education at The Presbyterian Church in Coshocton, Putka is the musical intern at The Presbyterian Church and Ridgewood High School, Senn is the choral director at Newcomerstown High School, and Sper is the choral music specialist at Stanton’s Sheet Music in Columbus. Together, these young professionals have taught, coached and inspired young musicians in the Cardinal Chorale and Encore! for 56 years! Last summer, 41 area high school and collegiate singers were part of the inaugural Encore! experience at Hallowed Hills camp in Zanesville.

Tickets are $5 for students and children and $8 for adults, and may be purchased at the Ridgewood Auditorium door the night of the performance.  All proceeds will benefit the Cardinal Chorale.

The Cardinal Chorale was organized in 1995 by Charles R. Snyder, inspired by the sound of Fred Waring’s renowned Pennsylvanians. Since its founding, 530 high school and collegiate singers have raised their voices in song as members of the Chorale. This July, members of the 21st edition of the Chorale will gather at Muskingum University for a week-long workshop that will prepare them for their year of concerts.

For more information about this performance or July’s Cardinal Chorale Music Workshop at Muskingum, please contact [email protected], call 740/623-0554, or visit the website:

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