They should be plenty of fun at the next Boychoir concert. Entitled "A Great Lakes Pageant," their performance at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Sunday, May 4, will celebrate living and shipping on the Lakes. There will be the tragic "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" and the hilarious "Drunken Sailor," the rugged "Sailing Down to Gary" and the ever so slightly ridiculous "Gary, Indiana" from The Music Man. And there will also be a couple of tunes written by the boys themselves (with adult supervision by Michigan composer Dan Hall), "Sorrow in Their Wake" and "Twenty-nine Strong." While no one is expecting the profundity of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" from the boys, everyone is expecting to have fun.
After all, boys will be boys.
[Originally published in May, 2003.]