Milton Harvest Festival hosts Pops Concert

MILTON ?Milton’s 37th Harvest Festival will present the annual Pops Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Milton High School auditorium.

Under the direction of Connie Pawling-Young and Tim Latsha, the 75-member chorus will provide a great evening of entertainment with selections from the jazz, patriotic, Broadway and religious venues.

The opening number, “Why We Sing,” portrays the power of music to “soothe the soul” and “mend a heart.” A rousing presentation of John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever” will make the audience feel like marching in time.

Broadway show tunes include “This Nearly Was Mine” from South Pacific, “Ain’t Misbehavin'” from the show of the same name, and a powerful medley from “Les Miserables.”

A fifties medley will make the audience tap their feet and bring back memories for many.

A variety of spiritual numbers will include “Elijah Rock,” “Pharoah’s Blues” and “Creator God.” The program will end with a moving rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Tickets are available from chorus members and at the door.