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Schola Sings Solo Concert in Ramsey, NJ - Nov. 14, 2009, 8pm

Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed

Soloists from the innovative vocal ensemble Schola Cantorum on Hudson present an evening of American music in the first performance of this season's Schola Sings Solo recital series.

DATE: Saturday evening, November 14, 2009, 8:00 p.m.

VENUE: First Presbyterian Church, 15 Shuart Lane, Ramsey, New Jersey

PRICE: All tickets are priced at $15 in honor of the group's 15 th Anniversary Season. Advance tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at (201) 918-3011, or by email at Groups interested in purchasing a block of ten or more tickets may email for more information on special rates.

The program explores operatic, art song, folksong and musical theatre repertoire. The roster of all-American composers includes Leonard Bernstein, John Bucchino, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Libby Larsen, Stephen Sondheim, Kurt Weill and others with selections that include "One Hand, One Heart" and "Tonight" from West Side Story, "It Ain't Necessarily So" from Porgy and Bess and "Willow Song" from The Ballad of Baby Doe. Dorian Lake, a composer and singing member of SCH, will perform his composition "If I Give Up My Wants." Schola Cantorum on Hudson's Artistic Director and Founder Deborah Simpkin King is one of the featured soloists. Dramatic Coach Chuck Hudson stage directs this presentation; Music Director Stephen Rapp provides accompaniment.

"Warm-up" from Mass, Leonard Bernstein - Schola Sings Solo Cast

"Vocal Modesty," Thomas Pasatieri - Deborah King, Mezzo-Soprano

"Lonely House" from Street Scene, Kurt Weill - Salvatore A. Diana, Tenor

"The Spinster of Chelsea Embankment," Richard Pearson Thomas - Salvatore Basile, Baritone

"I felt a funeral in my brain" from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson, Aaron Copland - Caroline L. Sargent, Soprano

"The Life of the Party" from Wild Party, Andrew Lippa - Maureen Dowdell, Mezzo-Soprano

"The Silver Swan," Ned Rorem - Max Jefferson, Soprano

"Solitary Hotel" from Despite and Still, op. 4, Samuel Barber - Salvatore Basile, Baritone

"Bucking Bronco" from Cowboy Songs, Libby Larsen - Laura Greenwald-Strom, Soprano

"The Green Dog," Herbert Kingsley - Caroline L. Sargent, Soprano

"It ain't necessarily so" from Porgy and Bess, George Gershwin - Dorian Lake with The Schola Sings Solo Cast


"The trees on the mountains" from Susannah, Carlisle Floyd - Laura Greenwald-Strom, Soprano

"Willow Song" from The Ballad of Baby Doe, Douglas Moore - Mary Ellen Assue-Jackson, Soprano

"Sing for your supper" from The Boys from Syracuse, Rodgers and Hart - Salvatore Basile, Salvatore Diana, Dorian Lake

"American Lullaby," Gladys Rich - Maureen Dowdell, Mezzo-Soprano

"Losing my mind" from Follies, Stephen Sondheim - Deborah King, Mezzo-Soprano

"If I Ever Say I'm Over You," John Bucchino - Deborah King, Mezzo-Soprano

"If I Give Up My Wants," Dorian Lake - Dorian Lake, Baritone

"One Hand, One Heart" from West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein

"Tonight Ensemble" from West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein - Mary Ellen Assue-Jackson (Maria); Salvatore A. Diana (Tony); Maureen Dowdell (Anita); Dorian Lake, (Bernardo), Salvatore Basile (Riff); Caroline L. Sargent and Max Jefferson (Sharks); Laura Greenwald-Strom and Deborah King (Jets)

Additional information regarding this concert or the ensemble and its activities can be obtained online at or by calling 201-918-3009.

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