Thursday, March 17, 2011

Camerata, local talent perform Broadway hits

Sixteen singers will join the Finger Lakes Camerata in performing Broadway songs of the ’40s and ’50s on Saturday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Steamboat Landing, 205 Lakeshore Drive.

The event is a fundraiser for the Ontario County Arts Council as well as the Finger Lakes Chorale, a choral group based at Finger Lakes Community College. The event features entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and coffee for $25 per person. There will also be a cash bar. 

Tickets may be purchased at the Finger Lakes Gallery and Frame, 175 S. Main St., Canandaigua, or by calling (585) 394-5986. Advance tickets are recommended, but tickets will also be available at the door. 

The program includes the following:


  • “Fiddler on the Roof”: “If I Were a Rich Man,” sung by Dennis Maxfield of Canandaigua and “Sunrise Sunset” by the Finger Lakes Camerata under the direction of Dennis Maxfield.
  • “Guys and Dolls”: Emily Phillips of Fairport and Peter Houghton of Waterloo sing “I’ve Never Been in Love.”
  • “Music Man”: The romantic duet “Till There Was You” will be sung by Laura Mayes Schweibacher of Rochester and Mark Darling of Farmington. The musical’s most recognizable number, “76 Trombones,” will be performed by the Camerata and all of the singers.
  • “South Pacific”: The Camerata and male singers will perform a rendition of “Nothing Like a Dame” and Peter Houghton will sing “Some Enchanted Evening.”
  • “Oklahoma”: Earl Pettit of South Bristol will belt out “Oh What a Beautiful Morning,” and the evening will conclude with the title song “Oklahoma” performed by the Camerata with soloist Dennis Maxfield.

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