Puttin' On The Ritz
April 20, 21 and 22, 2012
Puttin' On The Ritz was performed the third weekend in April at Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown, Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach and Seaford High School. The program featured many of the standards of George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter from Broadway's Golden Age.
Mac Huff arrangements of the Gershwins' Strike Up The Band, Summertime, and Someone To Watch Over Me along with these well-known songs by Irving Berlin were included: There's No Business Like Show Business, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Blue Skies, Puttin' On The Ritz and God Bless America. Huff's arrangement of Cole Porter's songs included: Another Op'nin Another Show, I've Got You Under My Skin, Anything Goes and Night And Day. The above is just a small sample of the many songs performed with nearly all of them being very familiar.
Second Set of April 21st Concert at Epworth UMC, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Fortier Photography Photo
Handel's Messiah was performed at Cape Henlopen High School on December 10th and Sunday, December 11th at the Georgetown Campus of Delaware Technical and Community College. The Choral Society sang the well-known choruses with professional soloists and a small orchestra. The audience was invited and encouraged to sing with the chorus during the Sunday concert.
Both performances were very well-received. Please visit the Bravo page to see a sampling of audience accolades.
We were pleased to have professional soloists join us for both Messiah concerts.
Praised for her "bell-like clarity and fine control" and "radiant full-bodied voice" by The Washington Post, American soprano Meghan McCall is establishing herself as a fine young artist of opera today.
Julie Diniz is an exciting new Mezzo with growing credits to her name around the New York City metropolitan area.
Brian Cheney is emerging as one of the most unique and thrilling American tenors of his generation. He is no stranger to the concert stage.
Andrew Adelsberger, bass-baritone, has been praised for his charismatic performances and enjoys an active performing schedule.
Gabrieli to Gospel
The Spring 2011 Concert was "Gabrieli to Gospel," a joint venture with the Delaware Choral Society. Performances were on April 9th at Epworth UMC in Rehoboth Beach and on April 10th at Wyoming UMC, Wyoming, DE.
The two groups jointly performed: "O Magnum Mysterium" by Gabrieli, "Ave Maria" by Lobos, "Jachzet dem Herrn" by Schuts, "Sanctus and Hosanna from B-minor Mass" by J.S. Bach, "Coelis Ascendit Hodie" by Sanford, "'Tis the day of the Resurrection" by Wood, "Rock-a My Soul" arranged by Page and "Ride on King Jesus", "We Shall Walk Through the Valley" and "Elijah Rock", all arranged by Moses Hogan. All of the music was in eight parts except the gospel pieces.
The Delaware Choral Society performed: "Loquebantur Variis Linguis" by Tallis, "Ave Verum Corpus" by Byrd, "Hosannah to the Son of David" by Weelkes and "Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in E-minor" by Sowerby.
SDCS sang: "Kyrie from Mass #9 by Haydn, "Hosianna dem Sohne" by Tunder, and "Ascribe Unto the Lord" by Samuel Wesley.
Both performances were well-received. Visit the Bravo page to read audience comments.
An English Christmas
The 2010 Christmas Concert featured Benjamin Britten’s "A Ceremony of Carols" with harp, "Fantasia on Christmas Carols" by Ralph Vaughan Williams and a half dozen familiar English Carols with audience participation encouraged.
The program also included: Medieval Carols by Richard Pygott, performed by the Ensemble, Quem Vidistis Pastores by Richard Dering, Alleluia, I heard a voice by Thomas Weelkes, Behold, I Bring You Good Tidings by Sr. John Goss, I Sing the Birth and Hark! What Mean those Holy Voices by Arthur Sullivan, and Three Carol-Anthems by Herbert Howells.
Click Concert Program to see the entire program.
Soloists were all SDCS members and include: Rich Boyd, Arielle Foster, Ann and Richard Freeman, Paul Hanke, Danielle Levredge, Casey McFarland, Rose McFassel, David Miller, Taylor Phillips and Virginia Van Tine.
Performances were held on December 11th at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes and December 12th at Delaware Technical and Community College, Georgetown.
See the Bravo page for audience comments.