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Camerata Singers perform at Milagro Arts Center

Photo by Jason Wheeler.

It’s going to be a musical Mother’s Day weekend as the Camerata Singers are putting on two performances, one at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Milagro Arts Center, 126 N. Marina St., and a second on at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepherds Lane.

A cabaret-style performance of vocal jazz standards, the first performance is a benefit for the recently opened Milagro Arts Center, said director Dan Boyce. The proceeds from the concert will go towards the purchase of sound baffling. It will make the space an even better one for many other performers to perform in, he said. Further, the Milagro Arts Center has a beautiful stage area.

“It’s great for a small choir like ours to be able to perform in an intimate space,” Boyce said. “It is absolutely a treat to be able to introduce a lot of people to a venue that they’ve not been in before. It should be a treat for our singers as well as our audience.”

Tickets for the performance at the Milagro Arts Center are $30 and tickets for the performance at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church are $20. Tickets are available online at

The reason for making it a cabaret-style concert, with food at tables and refreshments all the way through was that it was conducive to a nice Mother’s Day event, Boyce said. People can treat their wife, mother or even themselves to the accessible and enjoyable music, he added.

Songs that are on the program include “Take Five,” “Embraceable You,” “Our Love is Here to Stay,” Misty” and an arrangement of “Over the Rainbow” by Mark Hayes.

“It’s music that is accessible to virtually everybody. That vocal jazz that we’re doing, it is very familiar to a lot of people,” Boyce said. “The tunes are wonderful arrangements of music that are fun to sing and fun to listen to. It is something that is both a quality musical experience, but one which people really have a lot of fun with and enjoy.”

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