Imperial Valley Master Choral to tune up for spring concerts

2012 File Photo: Imperial Valley Master Chorale entertained a packed house with Country and Gospel favorites
2012 File Photo: Denny Lang conducts Imperial Valley Master Chorale as they entertained a packed house with Country and Gospel favorites

BRAWLEY – The Imperial Valley Master Choral is gearing up for the new year with music to share with the community. Their spring concert will feature three diverse musical styles to captivate  the audience.

The featured segment will be “The Music of Leonard Bernstein”.  The medley from the entertaining show “Wonderful Town” includes One Hundred Easy Ways, Swing and A Quiet Girl.

They will sing The Best of All Possible Worlds and Make Our Garden Grow from the satirical show Candide.

Last, but definitely not the least, they will give their all singing the incomparable songs of West Side Story:  Tonight, I Feel Pretty, Maria, America and the heart wrenching closer, Somewhere.

There will also be solo and instrumental numbers that Leonard Bernstein has written.


The Broadway musical “Peter Pan” by M. Charlap, featuring Mary Martin will captivate the audience and will offer a fun and light-hearted segment to the program.

Solo and small group numbers include Captain Hook’s Waltz, I Won’t Grow Up, and I’m Flying.


The third segment is the time honored piece “Gloria” by Antonio Vivaldi.  The work is relatively short, but is dynamic and very enjoyable.  The music will include soloists and a string quartet.

The Spring Concert will be on Sunday afternoon, April 13th at 3:00 p.m.

Denny Lang, musical director, hopes that all will join him for this interesting and rewarding musical adventure.

For those interested in singing for the master choral, the first rehearsal is on Monday, January 27 at 6:30pm at Imperial Valley College, Room 315.  Please register for the class either for credit or non-credit.  For those signing up, Lang suggests you bring a friend.