PHS Choir’s Jukebox Variety Show plans ’60s, ’70s pop classics

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The 1965 Supremes' song, "Stop! in the Name of Love," will be among the pop classics performed by the PHS Choir Feb. 13 in Retro Rewind: '60s and '70s.

Lovers of top-40 pop songs will find joy when the Perry High School Vocal Music Department stages its annual Jukebox Variety Show Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center.

This year’s theme is Retro Rewind: ’60s and ’70s and will feature several student soloists performing such memorable songs as “Crazy,” “Gentle On My Mind,” “The Rose,” “One Way or Another,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” and others. Student soloists were selected by audition before winter break.

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The full PHS Choir will perform the John Lennon classic, “Imagine.”

The sixth-to-12th grade boys will join forces for “Hooked on a Feeling,” and the sixth-to-12th grade girls will perform “I Will Survive.” The full PHS Choir will perform the John Lennon classic, “Imagine,” and the PHS women will show their stuff, singing an Aretha Franklin medley, including “Think,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” “Natural Woman,” and “Respect.”

New this year is the choir’s Kids Camp for students from transitional kindergarten through fifth grade. The young singers will rehearse a mash-up of the Jackson 5 hits — “I Want You Back” and “ABC” — Saturday from 9-11 a.m. and then return in the evening to perform with the full PHS Choir.

Kids Camp flyers will be distributed at Perry Elementary School next week, when members of the PHS Choir visit to perform for the students and talk about the camp. For more information about Kids Camp, contact PHS Vocal Music Director Jenn Nelson at 515-465-8413 or jenn.nelson@perry.k12.ia.us.

Tickets for the Saturday night performance are $5 for adults and $4 for students and seniors and are on sale in the high school office or by calling 515-465-3503. All tickets are for reserved seating, so the public is encouraged to call soon to reserve a seat.

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