The sounds of the “British Invasion” will soon fill the halls of Salem High School when the Salem Choirs present their annual “Bohemian Supper Club” at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 13-14-15
Reserved seats are on sale at the SHS Bookstore during school hours only (no telephone orders).There are still plenty of good seats for the Thursday show. All reserved seats are $6.00 each, with the usual coffees, drinks, and dessert menu being extra, in the $2-3 price range.
“We’re always looking for a hook or theme to organize things around” said Bill Spencer-Pierce, Director of Vocal Music at SHS, “this year we chose to do the British Invasion – basically anything from the last 50 years. There’s lots of good stuff.”
The two-hour show features 46 SHS students in a variety of roles including vocal soloists, small groups, and in-strumentalists performing a unique mix. The event is the ninth in a series that features student performers in the “closest thing we can approximate to a professional venue”, said Spencer-Pierce.
The event takes place in the school’s Presentation Room in a coffeehouse format. Coffees, hot chocolate, and desserts are served up tableside by SHS Choir members, some of who double as performers and serving staff.
The event is student-run, with students in key positions: A’ndrea Hollars and Christian Bowling serve as production coordinators on the musical side, while business management is handled by Samantha Pittman and Skylar Powers. Sydney Calhoun and Claire Shelby are the MCs.
Performers will sing to the sounds of live ensembles, led by Spencer-Pierce and SHS Science teacher Greg McCurdy, guitarist and professional musician in his own right.
Tunes have been selected from a variety of styles and some with new twists. As always, the emphasis is on entertaining vocal solos and tight background harmonies.
Spencer-Pierce notes that tickets go fast for this annual event, and that patrons must visit the SHS Bookstore during school hours or send in an order with a student to secure seats. Patrons are not to call the school or school bookstore for information. Proceeds from ticket sales, menu items, and tips ben-efit Salem Choirs.