By Jessica Tuggle
VERO BEACH -- The season may be winding down, but 80 voices practicing at First Baptist Church of Vero Beach still have one more concert to give before taking a summer break.
The Treasure Coast Chorale, a community choir with members ranging from the teenage years to golden years, will present "Everything is Beautiful" at 7 p.m. May 12 at the First Baptist Church of Vero Beach.
The Mother's Day performance will honor all mothers and the music will be themed around beauty, said Sally Westphalen, public relations coordinator for the chorale.
The concert is free, but an offering will be taken for donations to cover the cost of producing the concert. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for the concert as the concerts are often standing-room only.
The chorale's music director, Michael Carter, who is also the music minister at the church, plans all the chorale's concerts carefully, incorporating high quality vocals, instruments and visual appeal.
"There are so many lovely compositions that concern themselves with beauty that it was difficult to choose among them," Rev. Carter said in a press release.
Included among the musical selections will be a medley from "Beauty and the Beast" and "Beautiful" made famous by Christina Aguilera.
His wife, Judy Carter, will accompany the chorale on piano, and other instrumentalists include guitarist Dave Mundy, drummer Richie Mola and flautist Emilio Rutllant.
As is common in Treasure Coast Chorale concerts, the audience will be asked to participate by singing along during a portion of the concert.
Other songs covered by the chorale will include "Everything is Beautiful," "For the Beauty of the Earth" and "All things Bright and Beautiful."
Special guests will include the popular oldies trio from Vero Beach, "The Dolls."
For more information about the Treasure Coast Chorale, rehearsals and future concerts, call (772) 231-3498 or visit www.treasurecoastchorale.org.