Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Foray into the Forties

Music lovers can travel back in time with a Foray into the Forties, a re-creation of an evening at a 1940's U.S.O. Cantina by the Minden Community Chorus.

This musical event takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church in Minden.

"The nostalgic evening will feature top 40's hits performed by the chorus and special guests the Steve Wells Band from Natchitoches and the Sandy's Dance Center dancers from Sandy Tamplin's Shreveport studio," said Dan Gibbs, Community Chorus director.

Musical selections on the program include choral arrangements of such standards as Chattanooga Choo Choo, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Sentimental Journey and That Old Black Magic.

Band hits are Route 66, Blue Moon, Take the A Train and Ain't Misbehavin.'

For the dancers, hits are It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), Begin the Beguine and In the Mood.

There will also be solo vocal renditions of Stormy Weather, Blue Skies, You Made Me Love You and God Bless the Child.

Featured instrumentalists in the Steve Wells Band will be keyboardist, lead vocalist and band leader Steve Wells, saxophonist Troy Corley, guitarist Butch Weaver, drummer Alan Evans and vocalist Kelli Maxey.

"At intermission of the two-hour show, classic concessions from the 40's will be available at reasonable prices," Gibbs said.

Advance tickets are $19.40 per person and are available online at the chorus' website www.mindencommunitychorus.com, at First Baptist Church in Minden (377-4434), Mickey Love State Farm Insurance (371-0220), MCC members Sandra (422-4504) and Janice (393-1990) and Director Dan Gibbs (617-1607).

Tickets at the door are $25. Will-call tickets are available for pre-paid sales only.






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