NIC Spring Choral Concert
Celebrating the music of the theater. The NIC Cardinal Chorale and Chamber Singers will present a program of the music of stage and screen. The Cardinal Chorale will perform medleys from two well-known musicals, Phantom of the Opera and Man of LaMancha. Both of these musicals won Tony awards for Best Musical in 1988 and 1965, respectively, and feature some of the most well-known and beloved melodies from Broadway. The Chamber Singers will celebrate the European opera tradition by performing Guiseppe Verdi’s “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves” or “Va, pensiero” from the opera, Nabucco. They will also perform arrangements of the “Evening Prayer” from Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretl and the “William Tell Overture” by Rossini. From the screen, the Cardinal Chorale will perform arrangements of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from the ageless classic The Wizard of Oz and “Pure Imagination” from the children’s movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. “Song of the Lonely Mountain” from The Hobbit-An Unexpected Journey will round out this representation of screen music.