“But the work really popped with the entrance of the Singers in the ‘Ode to Joy’ finale. At that point there were about 200 musicians making a glorious noise on the Vets stage.”



 






Bernstein and Sondheim

The Providence Singers
Christine Noel, Artistic Director

Patrice Newman, Piano

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016
Central Congregational Church, Providence

3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2016
St. Mary’s Church, Bristol



Stephen Sondheim
(b. 1930)

A Sondheim Medley  (Mac Huff, arr.)
      Comedy Tonight
      Into the Woods
      Not While I’m Around
      Losing My Mind  (Nikki Lawrence, alto)
      Send in the Clowns
      Company
      The Little Things You Do Together
      Being Alive
No One Has Ever Loved Me  (from Passion, 1994)
Children Will Listen  (from Into the Woods, 1986)
Notes on Sondheim and the music

Leonard Bernstein
(1918-1990)

A Medley from West Side Story  (1957)  (Mac Huff, arr.)
      Something’s Coming
      Tonight
      Maria
      One Hand, One Heart
      I Feel Pretty
      Cool
      America
      Somewhere
Notes on Bernstein and the music

 

I N T E R M I S S I O N

Bernstein

Selections from Anniversaries
Patrice Newman, piano
      For Felicia Montealegre  (from Four Anniversaries, 1948)
      For Johnny Mehegan  (from Four Anniversaries, 1948)
      For Stephen Sondheim  (from Thirteen Anniversaries, 1988)

Sondheim

Selections from Into the Woods
      Giants in the Sky  (Joseph and Thomas Burdick, tenors)
      No One Is Alone  (Lori Istok, soprano)
      Agony  (Joshua Krugman and Wayne Wilkins, basses)

Bernstein

Spring Will Come Again  
Jerilyn Cranshaw, alto, and Amory Kisch, tenor

Bernstein

A Simple Song  (from Mass, 1971)
Sopranos of the Providence Singers

Bernstein

Selections from Candide  (1956)
      Best of all Possible Worlds
      Life is Happiness Indeed
      This World
      Make Our Garden Grow