Sunday, April 1, 2018

Music Tonight: Sunday, April 1

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OK, so not only is it Easter Sunday but it's also April Fool's Day. If this somehow dovetails with Ash Wednesday happening on Valentine's Day this year to form some larger significance, it will take a finer mind than mine to discover that meaning. Suffice it to say, religious holiday + prank holiday + Sunday = not many live shows. There's a profound equation for you, hippies.

Anyhoo, Ferndale has come through with a couple of treats for the serious or lighthearted among us. At 2 p.m. the Ferndale Repertory Theatre is putting on its final performance of the G-rated gallows-humor sprinkled musical Nunsense ($18). It's a tale of an accidental poisoning turned into an ad hoc charity talent show made up entirely of — cue the Jeopardy theme — "What are nuns?"

At 7:30 p.m., the Ferndale Community Choir presents its first spring concert with selections ranging from Appalachian folk tunes to popular old standards to excerpts from Handel's Messiah (price TBA). The performance will be held at the beautiful Church of the Assumption and if you get there a little early and sneak around back, you might be able to see one of my favorite sights in town: The church comes with its own flock — the woolly kind. At least they were out there grazing when I checked last summer.

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