Snake River Orchestra to present 'The Scarlet Pimpernel'

THOMAS — The Snake River Community Orchestra will perform music from the popular Broadway musical "The Scarlet Pimpernel" for its spring concert Friday and Saturday.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $5. All proceeds will benefit Snake River Fine Arts.
The orchestra will be accompanied by a chorus. There will be three talented vocal soloists—John Grayson, Curtis VanOrden and Sarah Jackson.
Jana McBride, chorus director and president of the Snake River Community Education Foundation, said they opted to perform the music of "The Scarlet Pimpernel" simply because the music is so great.
"It is so powerful and beautiful," McBride said, describing the music as being more modern with fiery and energetic numbers combined with moving ballads. The music is similar in style to "Les Miserables."
Including a chorus allows more people to be involved with the orchestra.
"We wanted to give some of the adults in the community the opportunity to sing with an orchestra," McBride said.
Tickets for the concert can be purchased by calling McBride at 684-5514 or from any orchestra or choir member. Tickets are also available at Music & Families in Blackfoot or at the door.
All the proceeds will benefit Snake River Fine Arts, which provides grants and scholarships throughout the Snake River community. Last year, students received $2,400 in scholarships.