Communique: A Dozen Roses In Song | Wilmington Choral Society's Mother's Day Concert

May 8, 2017

Michael Mac & Paula Brinkman
Credit WHQR/gg

Many people put their early passions on the back burner for decades while pursuing career goals and raising families. But for many, these passions return at retirement-for instance, Michael Mac was committed to music in his youth, abandoned it for years, then returned to it when he retired to Wilmington. He's a singer (and Interim Board President) with Wilmington Choral Society; he joined us along with Director Paula Brinkman to talk about the group's Mother's Day concert: A Dozen Roses-A Tribute to Mothers. Listen above.

The concert is Sunday, May 14 at CFCC's Wilson Center at 4:00pm. Tickets are available through the Wilson Center Box Office (by phone, walk-up, and online).

All the songs are about roses or mention them: Everything's Coming Up Roses, Honeysuckle Rose, Dirait-on, My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose...a dozen pieces will be performed by the approximately 90 singers, plus a solo by Lucy Baker, this year's recipient of the Ralph Robins Choral Society Scholarship

Wilmington Choral Society encourages the audience to bring non-perishable goods for donation to Mother Hubbard's Cupboard.