The Northwest Choral Society ("NWCS"), under the direction of artistic director Alan Wellman, will present "The Sound of Musicals" on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts.
The concert will feature the medley 100 Years of Broadway arranged by Mac Huff, and the chorus will be accompanied by a pit orchestra. Celebrating a century of history for the Great White Way along 42nd Street and Broadway in the heart of Manhattan, the choral revue moves from the early years of "tin pan alley" ("Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," "Yankee Doodle Dandy") through Rogers and Hammerstein's standards ("Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "If I Loved You") and the golden years of traditional Broadway ("Hello, Dolly!," "Mame," "On the Street Where You Live"). With the ground-breaking music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim ("Company," "Superstar") and contemporary hits ("Greased Lightin'," "This Joint is Jumpin'"), the concert is sure to make the audience want to sing-along!
Selections from Broadway favorites All That Jazz, Fiddler on the Roof, and Cabaret also will be featured.
Tickets for "The Sound of Musicals" are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors and may be obtained online at www.nwchoralsociety.org, by calling 224 / 585-9127 or the day of the concert at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, IL.
"The Sound of Musicals" will be NWCS's final concert for the 2012-13 season. The next concerts will be December 7 and 8, featuring John Rutter's Joy to the World and Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols.
Founded in 1965, the Northwest Choral Society is a non-profit organization that promotes and encourages the appreciation, understanding and performance of a wide variety of outstanding choral literature. Its adult membership resides in Chicago and the northwest suburbs.
The Northwest Choral Society invites experienced singers to audition to join the organization. Basses, tenors, altos and sopranos with previous choral experience and 17 years of age can obtain additional information about the Northwest Choral Society at www.nwchoralsociety.org.