LAUNCH YOUR HOLIDAY WEEK WITH PATRIOTIC SONGS, PERFORMED AT THE LCCC JUNE 30
LINCOLN CITY – The Just For Fun Singers, a group of 85 singers who reside in Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley, will perform a program of patriotic favorites at the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Sunday, June 30. The matinee show, starting at 3 pm, will include “This Land is Your Land,” “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “America the Beautiful” and “Fifty States in Rhyme.” General admission to the concert is just $5, with kids 12 and under admitted free with a paid adult. The concert will be held in the auditorium at the cultural center, inside the historic Delake School at 540 NE Hwy. 101. For advance tickets, call 541-994-9994.
They sing a wide variety of music from religious and gospel to folk and Broadway hits. The singers believe that music is instrumental in keeping healthy and active, and their primary purpose is to bring the joy of music to their audiences. The musical theme for 2013, their 20th Anniversary, is “One Nation… Indivisible,” and they’re singing favorites like “Shenandoah”, selections from “Music Man,” and patriotic odes like “The Pledge of Allegiance,” “A Festive Call to Freedom,” and “America, My Country.” More information can be found at www.justforfunsingers.com.
Founded in Salem, the Just For Fun Singers are an all-volunteer, mixed voice choir of singers ranging in ages from 58 to 90. Led by director Judy Dyer, the choir plays more than 30 concerts a year, from retirement homes and schools to concert halls and civic events throughout Oregon’s Willamette Valley, often accompanied by the Funners Band. They have performed on the Center Stage during Oregon State Fair for eight years and shared Christmas music in the Oregon State Capitol Rotunda for ten years. In 2003, the 50-member touring group of the Just For Fun Singers performed concerts in the German cities of Berlin, Leipzig, and Dresden, as well as Vienna and Salzburg, Austria and Prague, Czech Republic. In the United States they have taken musical tours to Medford, Roseburg, Bend and Eugene, and to Seattle, Washington.
The Lincoln City Cultural Center will be busy throughout the week surrounding the Fourth of July. On Friday, July 5, the auditorium will play host to an all-ages reggae party with Jaskamon, and on Saturday, July 6, the Lincoln Pops Orchestra will host its annual July Big Band Dance. For details, head to lincolncity-culturalcenter.org or call 541-994-9994.