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CHS Orchestra to perform Pops concert at Coffee Creek Friday

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The Chesterton High School Orchestra will present a “Pops” Concert at the Chesterton Amphitheater at Coffee Creek, this Friday, May 30, at 6 p.m.

This is a free concert aimed at bringing the community together at a fun musical event.

“We played a concert a few years ago at Coffee Creek, and it is a wonderful venue to relax and hear live music,” said CHS Orchestra Director Vince Arizzi. “Many people were out walking or jogging at the time, heard us playing, and came over to take in the rest of the concert!”

The concert was designed with the general public in mind and includes a wide variety of musical styles to appeal to everyone. “We intentionally picked something from each decade, starting with the 60’s, so that every audience member would enjoy something in this concert,” Arizzi explained. “We’ve got oldies, rock ‘n roll, classic rock, movie music, even Michael Jackson’s “Thriller!”

Electric string instruments, drumset percussion, and even a vocalist will help to bring this eclectic program to life. “This is not your traditional orchestra concert...more like a rock concert with strings!” said senior cellist Josh DeVries, who will be soloing on electric cello during the song “Carry on My Wayward Son,” originally by the band Kansas. Junior Emily Mellin will also be featured as the lead vocalist on the orchestra’s rendition of “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

The concert, lasting about an hour, is free with lawn seating available. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy open air music. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the CHS Auditorium.



Posted 5/28/2014