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Wellsboro Men’s Chorus To Hold 75th Anniversary Concert

by Sara Vogt - April 19, 2022

On April 30th at 7:00 PM at the Wellsboro Area School District’s Auditorium, the Wellsboro Men’s Chorus will celebrate its 75th Anniversary. Ivory Lady Pat Davis and Men’s Chorus President Tom Reindl came into the Home Page studios to discuss the concert.

Tom explained that four men started the Men’s Chorus of Wellsboro in 1946 with four members. At first, they would gather around someone’s piano and sing. The chorus currently has close to forty men, ranging in age from their 20s to 90s.

Currently, Christina Simonis is the choir director, while Ivory Lady Pat Davis has accompanied the chorus for over forty years.

Please watch the video to hear Pat share about two of the songs she will be performing and why they are unique to her and the community of Wellsboro.

In the video, someone called into the broadcast to share that he has been in the chorus for fifty years, and Pat! Watch to see who!

Charles Jacobson will be the master of ceremonies for this grand event. He is a beloved member of the chorus and looks forward to celebrating with the other five choirs joining the Men’s Chorus.

In writing, below is the schedule for the evening.

Special Note: This interview brought back beautiful memories of the 1970s. Christina and I sang with Pat Davis while she was our high school teacher here in Wellsboro, and Christina also went on to become a music teacher herself!

Special thanks to Dunham’s Department Store for curating Sara Vogt’s outfit on today’s broadcast.
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CONCERT PROGRAM

Master of Ceremony: Charles Jacobson

JOINT SONGS
One Voice Conducted by Christina Simonis Barry Manilow arr. Frank Metis
Salutation Conducted by Brett Ransom Associated Male Choruses of America / Wm. P. Bentz
Accompanist Pat Davis

WELLSBORO MEN’S CHORUS
Another Openin’ Another Show Cole Porter arr. Ed Lojeski
Nod and I words by Brad Taylor Music by Pat Davis
Save the Last Dance arr. Jay Althouse
Director: Christina Simonis Accompanist: Pat Davis

WELLSBORO HIGH SCHOOL MEN’S ENSEMBLE
Fire Down Below – arr. Jay Althouse
Johnny Schmoker arr. James Rodde
Director: Dan Sensenig Accompanist: Will Steinbacher

ROCK L BUTLER MIDDLE SCHOOL BASS CHOIR
Michael Row the Boat Ashore arr. Russell Robinson
Lil’ Liza Jane arr. Jimmy Baas and Randy James
Director: Morgan Shafer Accompanist: Marian Miller

WELLSBORO WOMEN’S CHORUS
One Fine Day words and music Goffin and King, arranged by Huff
Everybody Rejoice from The Wiz words and music Vandross, arranged by Beck
Great is the Lord Michael W and Deborah Smith arr Lojeski
Directors: Diana Frazier and Suzanne Niles Accompanist: Judy Smithgall

RED BLAZER MEN’S CHORUS
Come Fly With Me arr. Huff
Why We Sing by Gilpin
Runaround Sue arr. Emerson
Embraceable You arr. Althouse
New York, New York arr. Hayes
Director: Brett Ransom Accompanist : Jerry Morris

HAMILTON GIBSON YOUNG PEOPLES CHORUS
Kua Rongo Mai Koe.. New Zealand Welcome Song; Ngapo Wehi, Arr Eddie Quaid
We Are Not Alone.. Words and Music by Pepper Choplin
Director: Thomas W Putnam Accompanist: Gary Citro

WELLSBORO MEN’S CHORUS
Hallelujah arr. Roger Emerson
Ol’ Tioga words by Jim Conner Music by Pat Davis
What I Did For Love arr. Lee Copenhaver
Director: Christina Simonis Accompanist: Pat Davis

JOINT SONGS
Lift Every Voice and Sing Conducted by Thomas Putnam Accompanist: Gary Citro Johnson & Johnson/Pote
River in Judea Conducted by Dan Sensenig Accompanist: Pat Davis Marcus, Feldman/Leavitt
A World of Peace Conducted by Diana Frazier Accompanist: Judy Smithgall Auerbacher, Stone, & Love written by survivor of the Holocaust
God Bless the USA Conducted by Christina Simonis Accompanist: Pat Davis Greenwood, arr. Schmutte

Credits:

Videography: Andrew Moore, Landen Kennedy
Video Editing: Andrew Moore
Writing: Sara Vogt
Anchor: Sara Vogt
Guest(s): Tom Reindl, Pat Davis

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