Community Chorale to perform two shows
The Community Chorale of the Catskills will present performances of its spring concert this week. On Friday, June 12, the chorale will be at Roxbury Central School and on Saturday, June 13 they will perform at Margaretville Central School. Both concerts are at 7:30 p.m. and there is no admission charge for either concert.
This year’s program will feature music from Broadway and the big-band era. The centerpiece of the concert will be a 45-minute work entitled “100 Years of Broadway.” Arranged by Mac Huff, the work is a celebration of Broadway’s first century. Presented in six sections, from Broadway’s beginnings through the 1990s, it uses parts of 55 songs to present a panoramic view of Broadway’s rich musical history. The remainder of the program will feature a variety of big-band era tunes and new arrangements of George Gershwin’s “Summertime” and the inspirational hit by the Hollies “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.”
Adding a new dimension to this program will be a 13-piece instrumental ensemble which will accompany the chorale for various parts of the evening. The group will include Robin White on flute, Laura O’Brien on oboe, Becky Maeder-Chien on clarinet and percussion and Jerry Schor on tenor sax. The brass section will include Mike McAfee and Gary Licalzi on trumpet and Connie McAfee on French horn. Marianne Schor will play string parts and an assortment of other instruments on synthesizer while the rhythm section will feature Larry Tanzer on guitar, Carl Tucker on bass and Dan Chien on drums. Alexa Finch will add extra percussion. The program will be directed by Richard Tucker who will also play piano.
The public is cordially invited to come and share in an evening of upbeat, fun music.