The annual Summer Singers concert will be Tuesday in Newlin Hall of the Norton Center for the Arts on the campus of Centre College.
The Summer Singers, a volunteer community choir drawing members from Danville and Boyle County but also from as far away as Richmond, Versailles, and Nicholasville, began presenting summer concerts in 1985. Under the direction of Barbara Hall and accompanied by Elizabeth Wolfe, the choir ranges in age from 14 to 80-plus, and rehearses once a week beginning in early June.
Their concerts always include a mix of selections from classical sacred and secular pieces to folk songs, spirituals and music from around the world. This year's program includes a piece by Kentucky's own Jean Ritchie, "In the Cool of the Day," as well as one of the earliest of America's popular songs, the Revolutionary War song "Chester" by William Billings, with guest musicians Lydia DiMartino-Ellis on piccolo and Richard Wolfe on snare drum.