PERRYSBURG — The vocal music of Leonard Bernstein comprises the third offering of the 2019-20 season of St. Tim’s Discovers, the classical music series sponsored by St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church.
Using a concert format similar to the well-received 2016 concert, St. Tim’s Friends Sing Broadway, several local musicians are presenting standards specifically from the works and Broadway musicals of Bernstein on Sunday at 3 p.m., the Sunday in the church sanctuary, 871 E. Boundary St.
Now billed as Psallite, the ensemble of performers is all members of St. Timothy’s parish and staff.
They include soprano Cheryl Babb, who has been featured with many area ensembles including the Canterbury Singers, USA; soprano Ann Corrigan, who recently retired from the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University and the current St. Tim’s choir director; and BGSU faculty member Ryan Ebright (baritone/bass).
Others involved are Sara Ebright, soprano; tenor/baritone Father Jeff Bunke, who is the rector of St. Timothy’s; and accompanist Michael Gartz, staff member at both BGSU and St. Tim’s.
The young artist featured in the Prelude segment (2:50 p.m.) will be Katie Trumbull, a BGSU student and an active member of the Perrysburg Musical Theatre. She will play the role of Carolyn in the 2020 PMT production of “Bridges of Madison County.”
Psallite’s ensemble pieces will include “Almighty Father” from Mass, and selections from “West Side Story.” Individual and duet numbers in the program include “A Simple Song” (Mass), plus “A Little Bit in Love” and “Ohio” from the 1953 production of “Wonderful Town.” The Bernstein Mass was commissioned for the 1971 opening of the Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington, D.C., in memory of President John F. Kennedy.
St. Tim’s Discovers is dedicated to bringing classical music to communities throughout Northwest Ohio. The performance is free and open to the public; doors open at 2:30 p.m. St. Timothy’s is fully accessible with plenty of convenient parking.
Information on all upcoming events in the series is available at www.saint-timothy.net.