CAMP Chorus Can’t Stop the Beat!
The CAMP Rehoboth Chorus is hard at work, and almost ready to open the doors on its 2018 winter concert on February 9, 10, and 11, at Epworth United Methodist Church. For those unfamiliar with the Chorus or who haven’t attended a concert recently, here’s what you should know.
The CAMP Rehoboth Chorus is a 90-member community choral group that sings a variety of popular music. Chorus members are LGBTQ and straight, old and young, single, married, and in-between, and from all walks of life. They share a deep love of music and enthusiasm for performing.
The chorus is loaded with talent beginning with its gifted and creative Music and Artistic Director, Doug Yetter. Doug’s 40-year career shows the broad scope of his talents. He has composed and arranged music for theater, church, and academic settings; directed theatrical productions—he co-founded Clear Space Theater and served as Artistic Director there. Doug’s exceptional musical and artistic leadership and vision, and his famously witty style make CAMP Chorus performances exceptionally enjoyable and satisfying shows.
Chorus accompanist, David Zipse, has been called a virtuoso by leading music critics, and leads the mixed combo that accompanies Chorus concerts. He has conducted and produced many musical productions and is a popular local performer.
Production Assistants Barry Bugg and Larry Rosen joined the Chorus team last year as “choralographers” and sound and lighting managers. Before moving to Rehoboth Beach, Larry and Barry served for 20 years in that same capacity for the celebrated Washington Gay Men’s Chorus.
The Chorus itself consists of 90 members with the depth of talent to perform a wide range of music and create a BIG sound that has thrilled audiences in recent years.
Best of all, the music selected for this year’s concert emphasizes something for everybody. Each year’s show has a theme. For example, last year Come Fly With Me showcased music from around the world.
The theme of the 2018 concert is Can’t Stop The Beat, a celebration of song that includes blues, rock and roll, jazz, and the big band sound. The program will include such sentimental favorites as “With a Song In My Heart” and “One of Those Songs,” contemporary tunes like “Listen to the Music” and “Piano Man,” Broadway show-stoppers like “Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera, and the always popular “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen.
Make plans to join us and brighten a gloomy February night or afternoon with brilliant music and fun!
The CAMP Rehoboth Chorus is supported in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes arts events on Delaware Scene.com.