By Linda Parker
Special to The PREVIEW
Tonight, the Pagosa Springs Girls Choir (PSGC) and the Sisters in Song will be honoring individuals and organizations who make Pagosa “the best kept secret in Colorado.” The concert, “An Evening with Friends,” will begin at 7 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church.
The PSGC, along with our community women’s group, Sisters in Song, the audience will hear music about home, family and friends.
“So many individuals, businesses and organizations make Pagosa the special place that it is, including law enforcement, firefighters, volunteers, veterans, ministers and teachers, and the list goes on and on,” said Director Linda Parker. “Many people in Pagosa enrich our lives every day and we want to say ‘thank you’ by honoring those individuals and their work through our music. So many of these folks are taken for granted and we want them to know that what they do is appreciated.”
Concert goers will enjoy familiar tunes such as “You’ve Got a Friend,” “The Wind Beneath my Wings,” “Friendship” and many others.
This concert theme is based on the travel plans for the PSGC this summer. Each summer, the girls have an opportunity to experience the arts in a variety of locations, venues and genres. Last year, the choir traveled to New York City for its summer educational trip. It was an amazing experience for all, but Parker wants the girls to understand the importance of knowing what’s in their own backyard.
This summer, the girls will enjoy the benefits of southwest Colorado, attending performances and activities in the Pagosa and Durango area.
“No matter where life takes our girls, there will be music and arts opportunities, if they know to look for them. Many of our girls haven’t experienced the artistic side of our community and the summer will be eye-opening for them,” Parker went on to say. “With concerts, artistry and fun activities, the girls will be treated to four days of exploring our own backyard.”
We hope the community will join us in celebrating Pagosa Springs and its people at the concert. There is no admission fee for “An Evening with Friends.” However, donations will be gratefully accepted.