Coro Does Gershwin March 6-7

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Coro de Cámara, a chamber group featuring singers from Santa Fe and Los Alamos, presents ‘S Wonderful, ‘S Marvelous: An evening of Gershwin greats. 

Jazz musicians, multimedia presentations and narrators accompany this swing through memorable tunes from the Gershwin brothers, taking place at 7 p.m., March 6 at Trinity on the Hill, 3900 Trinity Dr. in Los Alamos and at 7 p.m., March 7 at the Center for Spiritual Living, 505 Camino de Los Marquez in Santa Fe. No ticket price. Donations accepted. 

The program includes numerous hits from the Gershwin’s Broadway shows, such as “Strike Up the Band,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “The Man I Love,” and ”Our Love Is Here to Stay.” Memorable selections from Porgy and Bess include “Summertime, “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “I Got Plenty O’ Nuthin’,” and “My Man’s Gone Now,” featuring guest soprano soloist Louise Mendius.

Special instrumentalists for the shows are jazz musicians Joe Cox on piano, Howard Coe on string bass, and John Frary on drums, and additional pianists Nylea Butler-Moore and Rachel Wallstrom. Clarinetist Joseph Fasel will present the opening of the ever-popular clarinet solo from “Rhapsody in Blue.” Concert-goers will have a chance to dust off their dancing shoes and take a few twirls around the dance floor to Ella Fitzgerald’s rendition of “Who Cares (So Long as You Care for Me).”

This year Coro de Cámara is celebrating its 25th anniversary. For more information, visit corodecamara-nm.org.

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