Mobile’s Singing Children, “the premier youth choir on the Gulf Coast,” will perform at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, May 9 at 7 p.m. The audience can expect to hear everything from Z. Randall Stroope’s “Magnificat” to William Dawson’s “Every Time I Feel the Spirit.” Admission is free, but donations will be accepted at the door.

Mobile’s Singing Children rehearse a Christmas program at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Mobile last year.

Mobile’s Singing Children rehearse a Christmas program at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Mobile last year.


Mobile’s Singing Children has nurtured the Azalea City’s most talented young vocalists and provided them with creative guidance through four “age-appropriate ensembles.” In addition to performing choral music in the greater Mobile area, the group can be heard regularly with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and the Mobile Opera, and has performed at Carnegie Hall and on the nationally broadcast radio program “From the Top.”

The organization is currently holding auditions for young people from second through twelfth grades. Those interested may call Director Susan Hoitt at 251-342-1550, ext. 12, or email [email protected] to schedule an audition.

Throwback Saturday at Funk Fest 2015
In between the Hangout Music Fest and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, music enthusiasts looking to keep the festival vibe going need look no further than Mobile. On Saturday, June 6, Funk Fest 2015 will take place at The Grounds.

This year’s Funk Fest will be a nostalgic trip for Gen X’ers, featuring feature five bands from the hip-hop and R&B glory days of the ‘90s.

Bell Biv DeVoe will bring its vocal harmonics to the mix and give the crowd a little taste of “Poison.” “The Original Human Beatbox” Doug E. Fresh will be in full-effect with a mouthful of beats and rhymes. 2 Live Crew, perhaps the most controversial musical act of their day, will show Mobile what got them “Banned in the U.S.A.” With their undeniable dance beats and catchy lyrics, Cameo is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Finally, the trio Salt-N-Pepa, one of the first all-female rap groups, will get the crowd to “Push It” into the late-night hours.

Tickets are on sale now at the Funk Fest 2015 website.