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The Greenfield Community Choir will present a valentine dessert concert on Saturday at Greenfield Christian Church. Submitted

GREENFIELD – On May 6, the Greenfield Community Choir presents “Swingin’ the Night Away” at Trinity Park United Methodist Church, 207 W. Park Ave. Doors for this dinner theater performance open at 6 p.m.; the meal begins at 6:30 p.m.

A night of swingin’ and singin’

“Swingin’ the Night Away” celebrates the music of the 30s, 40s and 50s, including the big band era. On the performance set list are “Jump, Jive and Wail,” “Blue Skies,” “The Theme from Route 66” and a solo performance by Ellen Welk of “God Bless the Child” – made famous by blues singer Billie Holiday.

A real community choir

The Greenfield Community Choir accepts all musicians, no audition or background in singing required. Performances are often held in a church, but the choir is not church-affiliated. It is also not necessary to live in Greenfield. The choir has had members from throughout Hancock County and the surrounding counties of Shelby and Marion.

In the mood for a meal

To set the atmosphere for the choir’s program of vintage music, Trinity Park’s auditorium will transform into a 1940s-era nightclub, reminiscent of the elegant clubs of the mid-century such as the Palm Club, the Copacabana or the Cotton Club. The meal, served up by the Kopper Kettle, includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes and a dessert.

Jump, jive and then join

The choir, with a current membership of 40 participants, welcomes new members. Annual $50 dues help pay for new music for the members. The choir performs several times a year – in the fall, at Christmas, in the spring – and is always looking for new singers and new opportunities to sing.

If you go

Who: Greenfield Community Chor

What: “Swingin’ the Night Away” dinner theater

When: May 6 – doors open at 6 p.m.; food service begins at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Trinity Park United Methodist Church, 207 W. Park Ave.

Additional info: Tickets are $25 each; reservations are required at greenfieldcommunitychoir.com

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Christine Schaefer is arts editor and editorial assistant at the Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3222 or cschaefer@greenfieldreporter.com.