How Sweet the Sound: a concert you won't want to miss June 2-3

It’s not too early to get your tickets for the June 2 and 3 concerts of Northwest Repertory Singers and the Total Experience Gospel Choir.

This will be a pairing of choral groups you won’t want to miss. And, tell your friends!

Total Experience Gospel Choir (Sasquatch Festival, 2007)

The Total Experience Gospel Choir, directed the Patrinell Wright, will have just returned from Ishinomaki, Japan, one of the areas hardest hit by last year’s earthquake and tsunami. Pastor Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir have raised several thousand dollars to help feed, clothe and minister to people in refugee camps in Ishinomaki. In May, the choir will go to Japan to work in the camps and present their musical ministries.

And the 52-member NWRS will be finishing up its 11th season under the direction of Dr. Paul Schultz.

The choirs will present individual numbers, as well as some combined numbers, including a grand finale that will shake the walls of the concert hall.

Tickets are available online or by calling 253-265-3042. Prices are $18 general admission and $15 for seniors, students and military. Children under 12 are free.

Concerts, at Mason United Methodist Church in Tacoma’s Proctor District, will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3.

If you didn’t make it to the NWRS concert March 10, which was a collaboration with choirs from Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Puget Sound, you can find out what you missed by reading the News Tribune’s story or by looking online at this review in a blog called “Good Life Northwest.”

Please remember that we are asking our concert guests to bring food for the food bank operating in the basement of Mason United Methodist Church. Receptacle bins will be in the lobby. Details are available here.

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