The Finger Lakes Chorale’s tradition of performing popular music each summer continues with a concert called “A Blast from the Past – Music of the 60s and 70s” on Aug. 2 and 3 at Finger Lakes Community College.
The show features medleys of songs by the Beach Boys and Queen, the band America’s classic tune “A Horse with No Name,” Simon and Garfunkel's “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” the Beatles’ “Hey, Jude” and seven other selections.
Both concerts will be held in the FLCC auditorium on the main campus at 3325 Marvin Sands Drive. The concert on Saturday, Aug. 2, begins at 7 p.m.; the Sunday, Aug. 3, concert starts at 3 p.m.
The selections are a mix of chorale members’ favorites, widely recognized songs from the period and favorites of chorale director Dennis Maxfield. Maxfield himself wrote the arrangements for “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” popularized by the British band Herman's Hermits, and “The House of the Rising Sun,” recorded by the English rock group The Animals.
Here is the tentative order of the program:
Best of the Beach Boys
I Get Around
In My Room
Fun, Fun, Fun
The Sound of Silence
A Horse With No Name
Both Sides Now
Come Saturday Morning
I'm Henery VIII, I Am
Bridge Over Troubled Water
The House of the Rising Sun
A Tribute to Queen
We Will Rock You
Another One Bites the Dust
We Are the Champions
The Finger Lakes Chorale, based at Finger Lakes Community College, consists of 90 singers from 26 towns in the region. The group will welcome new members again in the fall; no prior choral experience is required.
Soloists are Peter Houghton, Jonathan Leet, Ian Kennedy, Mark Darling, Cody Miller, Richard Scott, Marcus Vail, Craig Follette and Kirby Weimer. They will be joined by instrumentalists Craig Snyder on lead guitar, Ronald C. Broida on bass guitar, Ryan McNealus on drums and Anthony D’Agostino on keyboard.
The concert is free and open to the public. A donation of $5 is requested for the Dr. A. John Walker Music Award for music and music recording students at FLCC.
For more information about the concert or the Finger Lakes Chorale, contact Dennis Maxfield at (585) 396-0027 or Dennis.Maxfield@flcc.edu. To get the monthly email newsletter listing FLCC events, contact eNews@flcc.edu.