Centralia College Choir Performing for Free June 8 at College’s Corbet Theater


The Centralia College Music Department will hold the second of four free concerts this month, according to choir director Cheryl Gorton. 

Scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, the performance will be held at Centralia College’s Corbet Theater in the Washington Hall, located at 600 Centralia College Blvd. in Centralia. 

The Lewis County Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron’s color guard team will begin the performance posting the colors while the choir sings the national anthem. Following that, “you will enjoy music by Stephen Foster, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Lee Greenwood and many more as we share the music of America and its composers,” Gorton said in an email. 

Additionally, local musician Ruth Newkirk will perform a traditional spiritual. Then, local singer and songwriter Chris Guenther will perform one of his new songs, “Ode to a Cowtown,” along with the choir and sing several more songs during the show’s intermission. 

The concert will end with performances of “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “God Bless the USA” featuring soloist Bob Joachim. Clarissa Satterfield will accompany Gorton in directing the choir.

“Set time aside as you will thoroughly enjoy “celebrating American music with our choir!” said Gorton.