CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Performance Sunday, February 3, 2013 | 5 PM

Community Sing: The People Sing with the Broadway All-Star Voices

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College
Imagine you’re on a lit-up Broadway stage—now get ready to sing with a chorus of real Broadway all-stars! Mandy Gonzalez, Rachel Potter, Caesar Samayoa, and many more join Leslie Stifelman, musical director and conductor of Chicago: The Musical, and host Thomas Cabaniss in guiding the audience through the show-stopping, electrifying numbers of your most beloved Broadway musicals including Hair, West Side Story, Rent, and Les Misérables.

Leslie Stifelman is the music director and conductor for Chicago: The Musical, the longest running American musical in Broadway history. A distinguished performer and entertainment executive, Stifelman’s projects have been awarded the highest arts and media honors including the Peabody and Grammy awards. For the past three years, she has been the music supervisor for Carnegie Hall’s large-scale choir projects, collaborating with conductors Marin Alsop and David Robertson, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and 600 New York City high school students.

Thomas Cabaniss lives in New York City and composes music for opera, theater, dance, film, and concerts. He worked with choreographer Hilary Easton to create a series of dance-theater pieces, and his music for theater has appeared in shows on and off Broadway. He has written an opera based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s The Sandman, and he scored an Oscar-winning short film, The Lunch Date. His choral works include Behold the Star, available on New World Records and published by Boosey & Hawkes. He is a faculty member of The Juilliard School.

Performers

  • Leslie Stifelman, Artistic Director
  • Thomas Cabaniss, Host
  • Sheldon Harnick, Special Guest
  • Dave Trigg, Trumpet and Flugal Horn
  • Scott Cady, Piano
  • Jeff Carney, Bass
  • Dave Ratajczak, Drums and Percussion
  • Ken Hitchcock, Woodwinds

    The Broadway All-Star Voices
  • Whitney Bashor, Whistle Down the Wind, The Fantasticks
  • Nili Bassman, Chicago, Curtains, Never Gonna Dance
  • Etai Benshlomo, Wicked
  • Haven Burton, Shrek, Legally Blonde, Rent
  • Bradley Dean, Evita, A Little Night Music, Spamalot, Company, Man of La Mancha, Jane Eyre
  • Susan Derry, Wonderful Town, Ragtime
  • Mandy Gonzalez, Wicked, In the Heights, Aida, Lennon, Dance of the Vampires
  • Leah Horowitz, Follies, White Christmas, Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, La Cage Aux Folles
  • Christopher Johnstone, South Pacific
  • Max Kumangai, Hair, Lysistrata Jones
  • Kate Loprest, Hairspray, Xanadu, Drowsy Chaperone, Wonderland
  • Michael Lowney, La Cage Aux Folles
  • Michael Marcotte, South Pacific, Gentlemen Prefer Blonds, Anyone Can Whistle
  • Anastacia McCleskey, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Hair, Tarzan
  • Elizabeth Pojanowski, Seattle Opera, San Antonio Opera, Metropolitan Opera workshop
  • Rachel Potter, Addams Family, Evita
  • George Salazar, Godspell, Spring Awakening
  • Caesar Samayoa, Sister Act, The Pee-Wee Herman Show, Hot Feet
  • Ryan Worsing, Chicago, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Shrek

Program

  • GALT MACDERMOT / JAMES RADO / GEROME RAGNI "Aquarius"/ "The Flesh Failures" ("Let The Sun Shine In") from Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
  • RODGERS / OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II "Do-Re-Mi," from The Sound of Music
  • BOCK/HARNICK "To Life," from Fiddler on the Roof
  • BOCK/HARNICK "Sunrise, Sunset," from Fiddler on the Roof
  • RODGERS / OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II "There is Nothing Like a Dame" / "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair" from South Pacific
  • JONATHAN LARSON "Seasons of Love," from Rent
  • BERNSTEIN / STEPHEN SONDHEIM "Tonight," from West Side Story
  • KANDER / FRED EBB "Go Back Home," from The Scottsboro Boys
  • STEPHEN SONDHEIM "Sunday," from Sunday in the Park with George
  • C. SCHÖNBERG / ALAIN BOUBLIL / JEAN-MARC NATEL "I Dreamed a Dream," from Les Misérables
  • C. SCHÖNBERG / ALAIN BOUBLIL / JEAN-MARC NATEL "Do You Hear the People Sing?" from Les Misérables

Video

Community Sings Trailer
Experience the magic of ensemble singing by attending one of Carnegie Hall's Community Sing events—designed for all ages, no experience necessary. Watch past participants become ensemble members for a day with groups such as Soweto Gospel Choir, Lila Downs, Take 6, and more.

Please note the date and time of this event has changed to 5 PM on February 3.


Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College
524 West 59th Street (between Tenth and Eleventh avenues) | Manhattan

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Due to technical errors, the online registration system for this event has been disabled as of January 30. Seats are still available. Please register day-of at the event location—524 W. 59th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues—starting at 4:00 PM.

Reservations already made prior to January 30 through the online system will be honored.
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Community Sing events are part of the Neighborhood Concert Series.

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