The Greater Baton Rouge Children’s Chorus will perform a free concert, “Blues in the Night,” at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Brown-Holt Auditorium on the Dunham School campus, 111 Roy Emerson Drive.
Under the direction of founder Jennifer Ellis and assistant director Eleanor Bach, the auditioned chorus of 40 community singers will perform such traditional blues, bluegrass and jazz standards as “Blue Skies” and “Basin Street Blues,” arranged by local Emmy-winning composer Mike Esneault. The program also will include compositions inspired by the color blue by Mendelssohn and Gilbert and Sullivan.
Along with pianist Keilor Kastella, the chorus will be accompanied by local jazz and bluegrass musicians.
The Greater Baton Rouge Children’s Chorus, now in its 18th season, is comprised of public, private and homeschooled children in the fourth through 12th grades and is known for its eclectic repertoire and collaboration with local musicians, composers and performing arts organizations such as Opera Louisiane, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and Theatre Baton Rouge.
Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information visit greaterbrchildrenschorus.org.