2016 - 2017

November 20, 2016
Keefe Tech High School

Great Opera Choruses

Mozart: Overture to Die Zauberflöte
Handel: Chorus of Enchanted Islanders
(from Alcina)
Rossini: Villagers’ Chorus
(from Guillaume Tell)
Leoncavallo: Bell Chorus
(from Pagliacci)
Handel: Felicissima quest’alma
(from Apollo e Dafne)
Beethoven: Prisoners’ Chorus
(from Fidelio) — tenors/basses
 Voyagers' Chorus
(from Idomeneo)
Bizet: March of the Toreadors
(from Carmen)


Mascagni: Easter Hymn
(from Cavalleria Rusticana)
Tchaikovsky: Chorus of Peasant Girls
(from Eugene Onegin) — sopranos/altos
Verdi: Anvil Chorus
(from Il Trovatore)
Verdi: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
(from Nabucco)
Verdi: Triumphal Scene
(from Aïda)

April 2, 2017
Temple Shir Tikva

Musical Gems

♦ Best of TimesMusic & Lyrics by Jerry Herman; arranged by Anita Kerr — from the 1983 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, La Cage aux Folles
♦ Can’t Help Falling in LoveMusic & Lyrics by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, & Luigi Creatore; arranged by Ed Lojeski — recorded by Elvis Presley & featured in his 1961 film Blue Hawaii
♦ Someone to Watch Over MeMusic & Lyrics by George & Ira Gershwin; arranged by Jay Althouse — from the 1926 Gershwin musical, Oh, Kay!
♦ Get Me to the ChurchMusic by Frederick Loewe, Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner; arranged by Teena Chin — from the 1956 Lerner & Loewe musical, My Fair Lady
♦ Love is a Many-Splendored ThingMusic by Sammy Fain, Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster; arranged by Roy Ringwald — 1955 Academy Award Best Song
♦ Johnny Has Gone For a SoldierArranged by Ron Jeffers — Revolutionary War version of the Irish song, Shule Aroon
♦ Where Have All the Flowers GoneMusic & Lyrics by Pete Seeger; arranged by Mark G. Sirett — 1955 Pete Seeger classic
♦ Medley from The Music ManMusic & Lyrics by Meredith Willson; arranged by Clay Warnick — 1957 Tony Award Best Musical; movie version 1962
♦ SummertimeMusic & Lyrics by George & Ira Gershwin, DuBose & Dorothy Heyward; arranged by Mark Hayes — 1935 Gershwin aria from the opera, Porgy and Bess
♦ One Day MoreMusic by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer; arranged by Mark Brymer — from 1987 Tony Award Best Musical, Les Misérables


♦ Gonna Build a MountainMusic & Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley; arranged by Norman Leyden — from 1961 musical, Stop the World – I Want to Get Off
♦ The Lion Sleeps TonightUpdated Music & Lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George Weiss, & Albert Stanton; based on song by Solomon Linda & Paul Campbell; arranged by Roger Emerson — Karleen Mohn, soloist
♦ Let the River Run, Music & Lyrics by Carly Simon; arranged by Craig Hella Johnson — 1988 Academy Award Best Original Song from the film, Working Girl
♦ Under the SeaMusic by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman; arranged by Alan Billingsley — 1989 Academy Award Best Original Song from The Little Mermaid
♦ Coffee in a Cardboard CupMusic by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb; arranged by Kevin Robison 
♦ Elijah RockArranged by Jester Hairston
♦ Follow the Drinking GourdAdditional new words & arranged by Jay Althouse — American folk song first published in 1928)
♦ Swing Down ChariotArranged by André J. Thomas
♦ Michael, Row the Boat AshoreArranged by Earlene Rentz
♦ When the Saints Go Marching InArranged by John Rutter — American gospel hymn, recorded in 1938 by Louis Armstrong

May 13, 2017
Keefe Tech High School

Mendelssohn's "Elijah"

  • Philip Lima, baritone (Elijah)
  • Bethany Worrell, soprano (The Widow, An Angel, Soprano Solos)
  • Roselin Osser, mezzo-soprano (An Angel, Queen Jezebel, Alto Solos)
  • Michael Calmés, tenor (Obadiah, Ahab, Tenor Solos)
  • Aydin Marchiel, (the Youth)

Introduction (Elijah) As God the Lord of Israel liveth


1. Chorus (The People) Help, Lord!

2. Duet with Chorus (The People) Lord, bow Thine ear to our prayer

3. Recitative (Obadiah) Ye people, rend your hearts

4. Aria (Obadiah) If with all your hearts

5. Chorus (The People) Yet doth the Lord

6. Recitative (An Angel) Elijah! Get thee hence

7. Chorus For He shall give His angels

7a. Recitative (An Angel) Now Cherith’s brook

8. Aria (The Widow, Elijah) What have I to do with thee

9. Chorus Blessed are the men who fear Him

10. Recitative and Chorus (Elijah, Ahab, The People) As God the Lord of Sabaoth

11. Chorus (Priests of Baal) Baal, we cry to thee

12. Recitative and Chorus (Elijah, Priests of Baal) Call him louder, for he is a God

13. Recitative and Chorus (Elijah, Priests of Baal) Call him louder! He heareth not

14. Recitative and Aria (Elijah) Draw near, all ye people; Lord God of Abraham

15. Chorus Cast thy burden upon the Lord

16. Recitative and Chorus (Elijah, The People) O Thou, who makest Thine angels spirits; The fire descends

17. Aria (Elijah) Is not His word like a fire

18. Arioso (Alto) Woe unto them who forsake Him

19. Recitative and Chorus (Obadiah, Elijah, The People, The Youth) O man of God, help thy people

20. Chorus (The People) Thanks be to God


21. Aria (Soprano) Hear ye, Israel

22. Chorus Be not afraid

23. Recitative with Chorus (Elijah, Queen Jezebel, The People) The Lord hath exalted thee

24. Chorus Woe to him!

25. Recitative (Obadiah, Elijah) Man of God, now let my words

26. Aria (Elijah) It is enough

27. Recitative (Tenor) See, now he sleepeth

28. Chorus Lift thine eyes

29. Chorus He, watching over Israel

30. Recitative (An Angel, Elijah) Arise, Elijah

31. Aria (An Angel) O rest in the Lord

32. Chorus He that shall endure

33. Recitative (Elijah, An Angel) Night falleth round me

34. Chorus Behold, God the Lord passed by!

35. Recitative and Chorus (Alto, Soprano, Chorus) Above Him stood the Seraphim; Holy, holy, holy

36. Recitative (Chorus, Elijah) Go, return upon thy way

37. Arioso (Elijah) For the mountains shall depart

38. Chorus Then did Elijah the prophet break forth

39. Aria (Tenor) Then shall the righteous shine forth

40. Chorus And then shall your light break forth