Former choir members from 1972, 1973 and 1974 will spend the day rehearsing in their old choir room at Capital High from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, then will put on a performance in the band room at 5 p.m. for friends, family and choir-loving members of the public. The group will also gather for dinner at the Riverside Hotel, the site of many Capital Singers performances in the 1970s, say organizers.
Several factors inspired the reunion, said organizer Scott Higginson, including the chance to get together with close friends. The choir was like a family, Higginson said, owing to the many hours spent in rehearsal. The reunion will also honor Jerry Vevig, the choir conductor, who still lives in Boise.
“He was truly a ‘Mr Holland’ to many of us,” said Higginson. Vevig will again conduct the choir on Saturday.
The former high school singers are also eager to see “if we can still pull off some of these great jazz and pop songs,” said Higginson.
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The reunion, he said, will be a bit of a “musical experiment.”
For more information about the reunion choir, contact Higginson at firstname.lastname@example.org.