SPRING CONCERT: "CITY WALK"

A CONCERT OF METROPOLITAN MELODIES
May 11 & 12, 2018  ·  St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

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Cities are magical places. They attract dreamers and doers, inspire idealists and romantics, and serve as a backdrop to humanity’s undying ambition to build or search for something greater. On the other hand, cities can be unkind, boasting a mechanistic indifference to the toils of the individual as society rushes onward. This concert will feature songs about familiar cities around the world in all their glory, humor, romance, and dismay.

We'll sizzle in the streets of New York, let loose on the steamboats of New Orleans, meander in the moonlight of San Francisco, and bounce between notable burgs of history too.

We'll also debut our two contest pieces that we'll be performing at the 2018 International Barbershop Chorus Contest in Orlando this summer!

The concert has two showtimes:

  • Friday, May 11 @ 8pm at St. Mark's Lutheran Church (1111 O'Farrell St, SF, CA)

  • Saturday, May 12 @ 2pm at the Kanbar Performing Arts Center (44 Page St, SF, CA)

Barbershopchoralcontemporary a cappella: the usual breakdown you've come to expect from Fog City.

Please join us!

PROGRAM


I

A Foggy Day (in London Town) by G. Gershwin & I. Gershwin (1937)  · arr. R. Sharette (2008)
New York, New York by J. Kander & F. Ebb (1977)  · arr. D. Wessler (2012)
Basin Street Blues by S. Williams (1928)  · arr. D. Wright (1994)
I Left My Heart in San Francisco † by G. Cory & D. Cross (1954)  · arr. M. Louque (2016)


II
Quartet: Elephants Gerald

Mobile / Down Mobile Medley by B. Wells & D. Holt (1954) / Traditional  · arr. D. Wright (2007)


III

Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho Traditional spiritual  · arr. D. Wright (1995)
Demon in My View (from “Alone”) poem by E. A. Poe (1829)  · music by J. Horvath (2000)


IV
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION


V

Santa Fe (“Newsies”)by A. Menken & J. Feldman (1992)  · arr. C. Lewis (2018)
They Just Keep Moving the Line (“Smash”)by M. Shaiman & S. Wittman (2012)  · arr. S. Tramack ed. C. Lewis (2017)

VI
QUARTET: WESTERN ADDITION

Memphis Blues by G. A. Norton & W. C. Handy (1913)  · arr. D. Briner

 

In My Life by J. Lennon & P. McCartney (1965)  · arr. S. Zegree ed. C. Lewis (2018)
City of Friends (from “I Dream’d in a Dream”)poem by W. Whitman (1867)  · by E. Tuan (2018)
The Bells of Notre Dame / Out There Medley by S. Schwartz & A. Menken (1996)  · arr. A. Dale (2016)

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