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Big band plus big chorus equals swing April 28

Published 10:35am Friday, April 26, 2013

When Les Brown’s familiar “Sentimental Journey” with a full chorus is followed by the swinging  instrumental, Benny Goodman’s “Sing, Sing, Sing” you will know that you are in for an exciting and memorable afternoon.

Nostalgic music of the ‘40s featuring our own Community Chorus relives the big band era along side the 18 piece Ol’ 74 Jazz Band and it will be delivered live on Sunday, April 28 at the Polk County High School at 3 p.m.

The program will combine chorus and band on Duke Ellington favorites “Take the A Train,” “Mood Indigo,” “Satin Doll” and “It Don’t mean a Thing” and you can watch and hear the rhythmic and challenging “Bah- dot –doot – dot –dah- bah- doo- dot” as only can be done by a full chorus.

Also, on the program is a tribute to Cole Porter including “In the Still of the Night”,   “Lets Fall in Love” and “Night and Day.”  “Stardust” will bring back the memory of Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers, which will feature the romantic solo by Chorus member Eddie Andrews and a backup group.

A panorama of George Gershwin’s most popular songs will bring an upbeat finish to the program.

The Community Chorus is under the direction of Lesley Bush, accompanied by Pam McNeil.  The Ol’ 74 Jazz Band is directed by Seth Carson.

All ticket proceeds go to the Rotary Club of Tryon Scholarship Fund.

– article submitted by Art Brown

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