Sept. 29, 2018

Dorothy Menker Theater

Nicholas Thomas, Director
Beverly Holt, Accompanist
Jeanne Vaughn, Narrator

Hello! On behalf of all the singers and musicians, I would like to welcome you to the first concert of the 2018-19 Choral Season, our 21st season. You are in for a real treat! We will be singing music from The Great American Songbook, featuring the music of Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Johnny Mercer and many others. The songs are all familiar, and I encourage you to join in and sing along with us…just in the right key! We have something for everyone.

I want to welcome our wonderful accompanist, Beverly Holt, who makes the music all come together, and our terrific instrumentalists who add so much to the music. Our favorite narrator, Jeanne Vaughn, will be joining us with some narrations which highlight the composers and their music.

Our Christmas concert is Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase at intermission this evening for our Christmas Concert as well as all our other concerts. I encourage you to purchase your Christmas tickets early, as this concert always sells out by the beginning of November, and our seating is now reserved. Thank you for attending this evening. I hope to see you at all of our concerts this season. Now, sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

Nicholas Thomas, Music Director

P.S. Let me know what you thought of tonight’s concert! Email me your comments at I will share your comments with the musicians.

Tonight’s Concert

The Star-Spangled Banner

Arr. Mark Hayes
Words by Francis Scott Key, Music by John Stafford Smith

Moraine, We’ll Remember Thee

Moraine Valley Alma Mater

Anything Goes Medley!

Arr. Pete Schmutte

Blue Skies

Arr. Mark Hayes
Words and Music by Irving Berlin

Johnny Mercer: To Marvelous for Words Medley*

Arr. Tenna Chinn

I’ve Got a Crush on You

Arr. Jay Althouse
Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin