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Palouse Choral Society Presents “The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein”

By Kathy Pitman, Palouse Choral Society Marketing Committee

The Palouse Choral Society is proud to present its first concert of the 2016-2017 season in mid-October. The concert, entitled “The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein,” will introduce area audiences to Dr. Sarah J. Graham, the new Artistic and Music Director of the choral group. Dr. Graham is also a professor of music at Lewis and Clark State College in Lewiston. The music of two giants of musical theatre, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, will be performed on Friday, October 21, at 7:30 pm in the University of Idaho Administration Auditorium in Moscow and again on Sunday, October 23, at 4 pm in the LCSC Silverthorne Theatre in Lewiston.

Six themes (The Places; Girls, Dames, and Men; Laughter; In Love; Inspiration; and Farewell) will be featured in this delightful presentation of some of the most recognizable choral music pieces from the so-called “Great American Songbook,” also known as “American Standards.” Selections will be presented from such shows as The Sound of Music, Carousel, Oklahoma, State Fair, Cinderella, Flower Drum Song, and South Pacific. The concert will include several duets, solos, and the song “If I Loved You” featuring the Chamber Choir, as well as pieces sung by the larger chorale.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at Adult tickets are $15 or four for $48. Student tickets are $8. Questions about tickets may be answered by calling or texting (208) 352-0201, or by emailing