The Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra Presents “The True Voice of Elvis”

The Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra Presents “The True Voice of Elvis”


The Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra (SMSO) presents “The True Voice of Elvis” on February 10, 2018, at 7:30pm at the Grand Upton Hall at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, MI.  For this concert, the orchestra will be joined by special guest, Doug Church, as he performs classic hits of Elvis Presley.  


Highly regarded for his ability to recreate “The King,” Doug Church has received numerous awards for his portrayal of Elvis Presley. Early in his career, he won 11 First Place trophies in four years of competitions and won the First Place Crown for “The World’s Best Elvis Tribute Artist” in the Worldwide Elvis Impersonators contest in Memphis, Tennessee. He also portrayed Elvis as a member of the famous Las Vegas tribute show "Legends in Concert" for seven years. He hastoured throughout the US and overseas and was inducted into the Elvis Tribute Artist Hall of Fame in 2013.


Robin Fountain, SMSO conductor shares, “Doug was initially recommended to me by a member of the orchestra, and it quickly became apparent from the performance videos on his website that his concerts are indeed a remarkable tribute to “The King.” The music - ranging from the romantic (I Can’t Help Falling in Love) to the frenetic (Johnny B. Goode) - combined with the uniquely gorgeous sound of a live orchestra, promises a memorable night out.”


Presented in Grand Upton Hall, the concert will offer a more casual atmosphere by allowing patrons to sit at tables, enjoy complimentary sweets and their choice of refreshment from the cash bar.  A limited seating dinner and concert package is also being offered by Plank’s Tavern at the Inn at Harbor Shores, where patrons can dine at the Inn and then finish the evening at Grand Upton Hall for the concert.


Please contact the SMSO office at 269-982-4030 and www.smso.orgfor more information and tickets.


WHAT: “The True Voice of Elvis” Concert

WHO: The Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, featuring Doug Church

WHERE: Grand Upton Hall, Lake Michigan College, 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

WHEN: Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7:00pm.

TICKETS:Available onlineat www.smso.orgor by calling our office at 269-982-4030.
Seating will be at tables of 10 in Grand Upton Hall, on a first come/first served basis.

Zone A: Adult: $35 / Full time students $5
Zone B: Adult: $20 / Full time students $5

Optional Dinner and Concert Package Available- call 269-982-4030 to reserve dinner at Plank’s Tavern at the Inn at Harbor Shores, then concert at Grand Upton Hall

Zone A - $65

Zone B - $50



Also Sprach Zarathustra

CC Rider

I Got a Woman

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me

You Gave Me a Mountain

Johnny B Goode

Bridge Over Troubled Water

My Way

Suspicious Minds

Love Me Tender

What Now My Love

The Impossible Dream

An American Trilogy

Can’t Help Falling in Love


Notable facts about the guest artist and this performance:
Past performances by Doug Church included international locations such as the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, the Virgin Islands, Aruba, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Moscow, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, England, Germany, Spain, Chile, Ireland and Canada.

In 1999, Doug starred in and performed soundtrack vocals for the award winning documentary film “Almost Elvis.”

He has an impressive repertoire of 70+ character voices and has done extensive work in the voice over business.

Doug is an ordained minister and can marry people as Elvis.

Recent awards for Doug Church include:
ETIA Vocalist of the Year, 2015
Ultimate Elvis preliminary champion, Portage, IN, and Ocean City, MD, 2014
Heart of the King Lifetime Achievement Award, Las Vegas, 2014
King of the World Contest Lifetime Achievement Award, Memphis, TN, 2014
Images of the King Lifetime Champion Award, 2014
Inducted into the Elvis Tribute Artist Hall of Fame, 2013


Our Generous Sponsors
The Symphony is only able to perform these concerts with support from our community.  While that support takes many forms, we are particularly grateful to our sponsors for this concert: The Lake Michigan College Mendel Center, The Boulevard Inn and Bistro, LCQ Magazine, and SuperHits 103.7 COSY-FM.

For more information, contact the Symphony office at 269-982-4030 or





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