Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Noteworthy to present spring concert "On with the Show" May 11 in Calumet

Noteworthy, women's barbershop chorus. (Photo courtesy Noteworthy)

CALUMET -- The women’s barbershop chorus Noteworthy will celebrate the music of Broadway and Hollywood at its "On with the Show" spring concert, set for 7 p.m., Thursday, May 11, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Calumet. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to benefit Keweenaw Random Acts of Community Kindness (Keweenaw RACK).

"The audience is going to love this concert -- who doesn’t like show tunes?" said Director Joan Petrelius. "Plus, I don’t think we’ve ever had more fun preparing for a performance. This is great music."

Keweenaw Random Acts of Community Kindness is a nonprofit that provides financial support for those in need, primarily benefiting residents of northern Houghton and Keweenaw counties. The group helps residents pay for utility bills, emergency travel expenses and groceries. All donations remain in the local area. For more information, email keweenawrack@gmail.com.

Emily Raffaelli will emcee the program, which includes "Consider Yourself," from Oliver!; "Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend," made famous by Marilyn Monroe; and a clever rewrite of "Get Me to the Church on Time," from My Fair Lady.

The chorus will also sing "Second Hand Rose," performed on Broadway in the 1920s and resurrected by Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl; "Send in the Clowns," from Steven Sondheim’s A Little Night Music; and "Stepsisters’ Lament" from Cinderella, which expresses the mortification of "solid girls" everywhere who languish in the shadows of their prettier siblings.

Other program highlights include the hymn "Down to the River to Pray" from O Brother, Where Art Thou? and "We Go Together," sung by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in Grease.

"I Feel Pretty," from West Side Story, will be performed by Kelly Ylitalo, Carla Johnson, Sharon Kisiel and Allyson Jabusch. The quartet One Accord -- including Jean Rilei, Marcia Goodrich, Sara Niemeyer and Petrelius -- will sing Abba’s "Take a Chance on Me," which was featured in Mama Mia.

Hancock High School students Vanessa Dulong, Shannon Nulf and Rachel Nulf will perform "Think of Me" from Phantom of the Opera and "Day by Day" and "Bless the Lord, O my Soul" from Godspell

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