David Johnson Chorus to Perform with Rebel Singers
The David Johnson Chorus invites everyone to come with them and step back through the way-back time machine, back to the amazing 1960s and 70’s, when everything was “groovy,” “far out,” and “cool.” It was when the styles of music were as wide ranging as they’ve ever been and gave birth to some of the most recognized bands and singers of all time: The Carpenters, Queen, Beatles, Neil Diamond, and The Eagles.
Chorus members will be decked out in their wildest, psychedelic, retro costumes of the decade as they sing Sweet Caroline, Heartache Tonight, Bohemian Rhapsody, Rainy Days and Mondays, Proud Mary, Seven Bridges Road, Hey Jude, and I Want to Hold Your Hand, and many, many more hits that will have audiences reliving days of yore.
Director David Johnson, said, “We would love for everyone who attends the concerts to get in the spirit of things and dress up, too. Whether they are old enough to remember this music or not, people of all ages will enjoy the show. We have had a blast practicing for it!” There is a special addition to this concert. The McKenzie Rebel Singers will join DJC on the risers. Joanna Turner, director of McKenzie Elementary School Music Department, said, “We have been working to raise money for classroom instruments so we’ll have enough to accommodate each class that comes to the music room. Right now we do a lot of sharing and taking turns, but since students only get to come to music class once a week, it would be great if they could play more often.” Proceeds from the concert will benefit the music department. Funds will be used to purchase musical instruments and other materials that will benefit all students at McKenzie Elementary.
Come join The Rebel Singers and The David Johnson Chorus on Saturday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m. The concert is in the McKenzie High School gym. Admission is $5.00 at the door. For more information contact DJC general manager, Gail Dyer, at 731-514-0167.
The David Johnson Chorus will soon celebrate its 20th year anniversary. During that time they’ve put on approximately 300 shows, entertaining people from Washington, D.C. to Atlanta, Georgia, and from Memphis, Tennessee, to Asheville, North Carolina, and many points in between. Chorus members come from a fifty-mile radius of northwest Tennessee, and western, Kentucky, to be part of the “magic” of making music.
Johnson is always looking to add talented singers to the group. Interested parties can contact General Manager Gail Dyer, to set up an audition.