The CAMP Rehoboth Chorus is hard at work getting ready for concerts at 7 p.m., Friday-Saturday, Feb. 9-10, and 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 11, at Epworth United Methodist Church.
The chorus 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. It performs popular music that includes something for everybody. The theme of the February concert is Can't Stop the Beat, a celebration of song that includes blues, rock ‘n’ roll, jazz and the big band sound. It 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.
The community choral group reflects CAMP Rehoboth's mission to Create A More Positive Rehoboth by reaching out to all and bringing the community together through song. Chorus members are younger, older, gay, straight, 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. His 40-year career has spanned a broad scope of talents. He has composed and arranged music for theater, church and academic settings. He has directed theatrical productions, and he co-founded and served as artistic director for Clear Space Theatre. His 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 he 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 last year as sound and lighting managers and "choralographers." Before moving to Rehoboth Beach, Bugg and Rosen served for many years in that same capacity for the celebrated Washington Gay Men's Chorus.
Attending will brighten a gloomy February night or afternoon with brilliant music and fun.
Tickets are $25. There is no service fee. To purchase tickets, go to eventbrite.com/e/camp-rehoboth-chorus-concert-cant-stop-the-beat-tickets-40847066676, call 302-227-5620 or visit CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, 37 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach.