The Salem Community College Oak Singers will present an uplifting concert of choral music on Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m. The concert is titled “There Has to Be a Song” and features music of hope and community, starting with the spiritual “Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit” and ending with the energetic “Ready for Joy.” The Oak Singers will be joined by a string quartet, featuring 12 selections by composers such as Sarah Quartel, Victor C. Johnson, Andrea Ramsey and Ola Gjeilo.
The Oak Singers is based at Salem Community College and is a true community choir, with membership open to anyone who enjoys singing, from both the College and the wider community. The choir is directed by Kahlil V. Gunther and performs with pianist Misty Fiske. The choir was established in 1991 and has grown into a vibrant ensemble that has become part of the musical life of Salem County. Oak Singers offers winter and spring concerts each year along with College and civic performances.
The concert will be held in the Sol and Jean Davidow Performing Arts Theatre, Davidow Hall, 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point. Free admission. Ample free parking is available, and the hall is handicap accessible.
This concert is made possible in part from a grant by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts through Salem County Board of Commissioners and Salem County Cultural and Heritage Commission.