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Got an itching to hear the music from America’s Swing Era? Here’s a cure for your itch: The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform a concert at 8 p.m. on July 5 at Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ as guests of the Community Arts Program’s 2012 Summer Concert Series.
The legacy of Glenn Miller, the leader of one of America’s greatest swing bands, will continue when the Glenn Miller Orchestra performs such tunes as Moonlight Serenade, American Patrol, Pennsylvania 6-5000, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, and A String of Pearls.
Tickets tot he concert are $30 each in advance for general admission and $35 at the door (based on availability); $45 each in advance for patrons and $50 at the door. Individual patron tickets include reserved general seating and a catered pre-concert reception.
To order tickets, call 305-448-7421, ext. 153 or go online at www.CommunityArtsProgram.org.
The church is at 3010 De Soto Blvd. in Coral Gables (directly across from the Biltmore Hotel).
Our hats are off to the more than 70 students, who on June 29, will leave behind a fun-filled summer for a 10-day mission trip to San Felipe Abajo, Dominican Republic, where they will serve the poor in the remote Dominican Republic village.
According to a press release from Belen, the students, ages 17-19, are from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy and Carrolton School of the Sacred Heart. On the mission, they will deliver medicines - mostly vitamins, and building tools that will be used to build a bridge to the village of San Felipe Abajo.
"While most students are winding down from a busy academic year and are looking forward to lazy afternoons and sunny beaches, it is beautiful to see these young men and women spending their vacation time in an impoverished land to fulfil a call to serve," said Jesuit Father Guillermo Garcia-Tunon. "This is what education is all about: giving to others."
The school, said Belen President Jesuit Father Pedro Suarez, "has supported such missions for over 30 years."
The renowned Miami Oratorio Society and Symphony will perform a concert at 5 p.m. today at the First Church of North Miami Congregational United Church of Christ, 1200 NE 135th St. in North Miami. The concert is in celebration of the church’s centennial year.
Directed by Musical Director Andrew Anderson, the choral group will perform selections from Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah. In existence since 1974, the Miami Oratorio Society seeks to bring cultural and spiritual fulfillment to the community through classical and spiritual music.
For more information call Judy Feldman at 305-891-1183.