Submitted by KAREN SMITH FOR ST. TIMOTHY’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
The Song is Ended (but the Melody Lingers on): An Afternoon with the Vocal Music of Irving Berlin is the third offering of the 2017-18 season of St. Tim’s Discovers, the classical music series sponsored by St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Perrysburg. Using a concert format similar to the well-received 2016 concert St. Tim’s Friends Sing Broadway, several local musicians are presenting standards specifically from the Irving Berlin songbook. The concert is Sunday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m.
Vocal soloists will include soprano Cheryl Babb, who has been featured with many area ensembles including the Canterbury Singers, USA; soprano Ann Corrigan recently retired from BGSU and the current St. Tim’s choir director; current BGSU faculty member Ryan Ebright (baritone) and Sara Ebright, soprano; tenor Father Jeff Bunke, the rector of St. Timothy’s and accompanist Michael Gartz, a staff member at both BGSU and St. Timothy’s. Special guest artist for this event is Gabe Hunyor, currently a sophomore at St. John’s High School and an active member of the Perrysburg Musical Theater.
Ensemble pieces will include a medley from the musical Let’s Dance, I Love a Piano and seasonably appropriate selections from White Christmas. Individual numbers in the program include Blue Skies, Let’s Have Another Cup of Coffee and I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm. The audience will have an opportunity to participate in a sing-a-long to God Bless America.
Beginning at 3 p.m., the concert will be held in the sanctuary of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary Street, Perrysburg, Ohio. St. Tim’s Discovers is dedicated to bringing classical music to communities throughout Northwest Ohio. The performance is free and open to the public; doors open to the public at 2:30 p.m. St. Timothy’s is fully accessible with plenty of convenient parking. Information on all upcoming events in the series is available at www.saint-timothy.net.