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.
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