Our 2022-2023 season opens at 8 PM on Thursday, October 6, 2022, with a program of choral jazz from both sides of the Atlantic, showcasing music by two composers from the U.K., as well as some songs from the U.S. Our 100-voice chorus, conducted by artistic director Peter Steenblik, will perform with the acclaimed Guffman Trio in the Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center (913 South I Street, Pensacola 32502).

The two featured works by British composers are George Shearing’s Songs and Sonnets, a setting of words by William Shakespeare, and Bob Chilcott’s A Little Jazz Mass, a setting of the traditional Latin liturgy. The American portion of the program comprises three standards arranged by Steve Zegree: Billy Strayhorn’s “Take the A Train,” Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer’s “That Old Black Magic,” and Matt Dennis and Tom Adair’s “The Night We Called it a Day.” The Guffman Trio (Cynthia Domulot, Tom Latenser, and Fred Domulot) will shine in a set of their own.

The Guffman Trio is sponsored by Barbara Lewis and Sandy Spivey.

Buy your tickets in advance through Eventbrite or by calling 850-484-1806 (Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 4 PM). Advance prices: Adult -$20, senior/military – $18, student -$10, child under 12 – $5, and groups of ten or more – $15. Tickets are $5 more at the door.

To enhance your enjoyment of the concert, join Peter on Zoom for a free preview, including a half-hour presentation illustrated with musical excerpts, followed by a ten-minute question-and-answer session. It’s set for Sunday, October 2 at  7 PM.  Request a link from support@choralsocietyofpensacola.org.