Berkshire Lyric is presenting our annual “Kick The Winter Blues” pop concerts on Saturday and Sunday March 16 and 17 at 3:00 PM at the Lenox Town Hall Auditorium. This year’s program is titled “Happy Trails: Music from the American West.” The two identical concerts will feature well known and traditional standards and cowboy songs from the old west. The music will range from Gene Autry to the Dixie Chicks. The Berkshire Lyric Chorus, the Lyric Children’s Chorus and Melodious Accord will be joined by outstanding guest instrumentalists Bobby Sweet, Eric Martin and Dan Broad and will be lead by Berkshire Lyric’s Jack Brown and accompanist Joe Rose. Joe Rose has arranged a suite of old western TV themes. Do you know that there are words to “Bonanza?” Our own John “Shorty” Demler will keep the program moving with his special brand of humor. The concerts will conclude with a sing-a-long, and the audience is encouraged to dress in western apparel.
Recent KTWB concerts have been standing room only. Purchase your tickets early! Tickets are $25 with children admitted free. The annual KTWB concert support Lyric’s year round educational efforts, including three choruses for young people, the Summer Kids Choral Camp, and the Choral Scholars Program for outstanding local high school aged singers. The ninety voice Berkshire Lyric Chorus is also preparing for their upcoming Spring Masterworks Concert at Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall, performing a Bruckner and Brahms concert with orchestra on June 2nd.