Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Finger Lakes Chorale to share ‘Broadway Melodies’

The Finger Lakes Chorale, a community chorus based at Finger Lakes Community College, will give two concerts of Broadway music during the first weekend in August.

The chorale will perform “Broadway Melodies” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, in the FLCC auditorium at the main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua.

The program features choral selections from the following:

"Carousel," with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, arranged by Clay Warnick.

"My Fair Lady," with music by Frederick Loewe, lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, arranged by Clay Warnick. This selection features Kenneth Wood singing "Get Me to the Church on Time."

"Camelot," with music by Frederick Loewe, lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, arranged by Clay Warnick.

"West Side Story," with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

"Les Miserables," with music by Claude-Michel Schoenberg, lyrics by Alain Boubil, arranged by Ed Lojeski. This selection features Amy Ogden and Mark Darling singing "Master of the House," Peter Houghton singing "Stars," and a number of other soloists from the Chorale.

Dennis Maxfield, an FLCC adjunct music faculty member, directs the Finger Lakes Chorale, which rehearses throughout the year at FLCC. Ines Draskovic, assistant professor of music, will serve as accompanist for “Broadway Melodies.” The 88 singers for this summer’s concerts range from 16 to 90 years old and come from 28 towns and cities in the Finger Lakes.

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 maxfiedc@flcc.edu.

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