Mirabile, an area singing group of eight women, will be performing in concert on Sunday, October 22, at 4 p.m., in the sanctuary of Trinity Lutheran Church, 5th & Broadway. They’re calling their program “Words & Music: A Concert by Mirabile & Friends,” and are now announcing who those friends will be.
One piece — an uproarious setting of two short poems by Ogden Nash — will be accompanied by the award-winning YHS graduate Sophie Drotzmann on bassoon and by Mirabile member Janine Tramp on flute.
The Trinity Lutheran Bell Choir, under the direction of Jean Barkley and Mirabile member Linda Stevens, will be playing two pieces of their own and also accompany singers – including the audience – on the hymn, “Take My Life and Let It Be.” Bell choir members are Lois Bottofson, Robin Brooks, Nancy Klimisch, Linda Larson, Kris Likness, Nancy Mortenson, Sue Ray, Susan Repp, Stacey Ryken, Brenda Spencer, Julie Stotz, and Bev Wildermuth.
The final guests will be Singing Nuns! An ad hoc group of sisters from Sacred Heart Monastery will be joining Mirabile on “What Sweeter Music,” a lovely piece by John Rutter, and also on the hymn to be accompanied by the bell choir. The monastery singers will be Ss. Kathryn Burt, Kathleen Courtney, Louise Marie Goettertz, Terry Lafferty, Doris Oberembt, and Patricia Ann Toscano.
The concert will include a wide variety of musical settings of words by poets from Blake to Frost to Nash. Pieces both sacred and secular, written for children and adults, in all kinds of styles (vocal jazz, lullabies, novelty songs, and much more) will highlight the hour-long event.
Mirabile is Mary Pat Bierle, Kathy Grow, JoAnn Lambertz, Celia Miner, Jennifer Powell, Lea Ann Schramm, Linda Stevens, and Janine Tramp. They have been singing together since 2011, mostly for nursing homes and assisted living facilities and in senior centers and churches.
The concert is open to all, and there will be neither an admission charge nor a freewill offering. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or any member of the group.