South Jersey Pops Orchestra to hold spring concert at Lenape High School on March 11

The concert, entitled “Dawn Breaks,” will feature classics and contemporary selections.

The South Jersey Pops Orchestra will pay tribute to new awakenings in a musical way with the group’s spring show entitled “Dawn Breaks,” set for March 11 at Lenape High School.

The group’s spring concert will cover hundreds of years worth of music, from Bach to The Beatles and beyond, celebrating the transition from dark to dawn.

The performance features the return of guest vocalist Elio Lleo, a New Jersey native who has loaned his voice to the Westminster Symphonic Choir and was a 2014 New Jersey Perry Award Nominee for his turn as Inspector Javert in Playful Theatre Productions’ presentation of “Les Miserables.” The Audubon High School Chorus will also provide vocals.

Selections will include the instantly recognizable Also Sprach Zarathustra — Introduction (Theme from 2001 A Space Odyssey); Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof; Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Tomorrow from Annie, Here Comes the Sun, and much more.

Robert Bradshaw, who was named music director in 2017, will conduct “Dawn Breaks.” Bradshaw, the founder and director of the Haddonfield School of Music, has been directing musical ensembles for 15 years.

The South Jersey Pops presents “Dawn Breaks” at 3 p.m., March 11, at Lenape High School, 235 Hartford Road. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.southjerseypops.org/dawn-breaks. Children younger than 13 can attend for free. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.

Founded in 1969, the South Jersey Pops is a 70-piece community orchestra based in Burlington County. Comprised of professional and volunteer instrumentalists, the orchestra brings stylistic musical entertainment to South Jersey. For more information on the South Jersey Pops, visit www.southjerseypops.org.