By Shelley Koppel
The end of April brings something for almost every musical taste. From Schubert to show tunes, with some familiar gospel thrown in, Brevard County is filled with the sound of music.
On April 20 and 22, the Indialantic Chamber Singers presents its spring concert, featuring the "Schubert Mass in G." They will be accompanied by the Westshore High School Chorus. The Chamber singers will also perform a Bach motet, "Jesu meine Freude."
Appalachian Gospel returns to Riverside Presbyterian Church April 22 at 3:30 p.m. J.T. Shealy and his bluegrass band, Homespun, will perform as they "bring back that old- time religion."
On April 28-29, the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra concludes its season with a concert of music from movies, featuring the work of Rodgers & Hammerstein. Selections from such memorable films as "Victory at Sea," "The Sound of Music," "Oklahoma" and "The King and I" will be featured as new 35 millimeter prints of some of the best-loved movie scenes fill the screen.
Aaron Collins, the orchestra's conductor, has announced an exciting matching funds plan that runs through Saturday, May 5.
"A generous friend of the Space Coast Symphony has agreed to a matching gift drive called 'Symphony for Good,'" Mr. Collins said.
"For each dollar raised, the donor will match that amount, up to $20,000. Two smaller donors will give $2,000 each if the matching amount is raised.
"This anonymous gift is in incredible opportunity and an unexpected turn of events," he said. "It will enable the orchestra to realize its mission and expand our youth education program.
"We have some very exciting plans for 2012-13, including a series of children's concerts. Gifts to the Space Coast Symphony will allow us to enrich and introduce Brevard County residents, young and old, to the power of symphonic music."
The orchestra's summer season begins in June.
On April 20 and 22, the Indialantic Singers present "Schubert's Mass in G" with the Westshore High School Chorus.
The 7:30 p.m. concert takes place on April 20 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 5655 Stadium Parkway, Viera.
On April 22, the concert takes place at 3 p.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 106. N. Riverside Drive, Indialantic.
Both concerts are free, but donations are welcome.
Call (321) 960-5000 or visit the website www.Indialanticchambersingers.org.
On April 22, Appalachian Gospel will be presented at Riverside Presbyterian Church, 3400 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach. Free tickets are required.
Call (321) 525-7825 or visit the website www.riversidepres.org. to reserve tickets.
On April 28-29, the Space Coast Symphony presents "Rodgers & Hammerstein at the Movies."
The April 28 concert is at 7 p.m. at the Scott Center at Holy Trinity Academy, 5625 Holy Trinity Drive, Melbourne. Tickets are $20 general admission. Those 18 and younger are admitted free.
On April 29, the concert will be repeated at 3 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, Vero Beach.
For more information, call (855) 252-7276 or visit the website at www.spacecoastsymphony.org.
Donations for the matching gift program, "Symphony for Good," should be mailed to: P.O. Box 237646, Cocoa, FL 32923. Put "Symphony for Good Matching Drive" on the envelope.