Flint Festival Chorus to perform at First Presbyterian

Members of the Flint Festival Chorus perform.

Members of the Flint Festival Chorus perform.

FLINT — The Flint Festival Chorus, under the direction of Bradley Bloom, will perform Songs from the Heart at 7:30 p.m., May 20 at First Presbyterian Church, 746 S. Saginaw St. in Flint.

The concert features some of the loveliest songs in the choral repertoire, celebrating both the joys of love and the glory of spring renewal. Join us and experience the full artistry of this incredible musical organization.

The concert will feature Bradley Bloom as director and pianist Nancy Alexius.

Bloom is widely known for his versatility as a conductor. He has received critical acclaim for his performances with orchestras, choruses and electronic media in a variety of styles, including standard classical repertory, opera, musical theater and jazz.

Bloom has conducted many excellent musical organizations in Michigan, including the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra and the Michigan Sinfonietta. In addition to these instrumental ensembles, he has led the following vocal ensembles: Ann Arbor Cantata Singers, choirs of the University of Michigan, University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, Schoolcraft College Choirs, Kenneth Jewell Chorale and, since 1997, the Flint Festival Chorus. Other guest conducting appearances have included the Aspen Music Festival, National Music Camp at Interlochen and numerous choral festivals around the country.

Conductor Bradley Bloom.

Conductor Bradley Bloom.

The Flint Festival Chorus, an 80-plus member community chorus, experiences the excitement of performing with the Flint Symphony Orchestra (FSO) each year at The Whiting. In December, they joined the orchestra on Holiday Pops, and next year they will perform Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony with the Flint Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Enrique Diemecke.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for students and are available from chorus members, by e-mail or by calling 810-237-3122. — G.G.

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