Saturday, September 28, 2013

Soundtrack of Our LIves

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Concert of Epic Movie Proportions

            The lights are coming up on the first concert of the Orchestra of Southern Utah’s Cinema Classics Season.  They have pulled out all the stopped for this event.  Thanks to the assistance of Concert Coordinator Jackie Jackson, Thursday, October 3, will unite the Orchestra with choirs In Jubilo, Master Singers, SUU Opus, Canyon View High School Madrigals and Cedar High School Madrigals in an evening of movie music masterpieces.  This epic performance, Soundtrack of Our Lives, takes place at the Heritage Center (105 N 100 E) at 7:30 pm.

            The concert is dedicated to the memory of Irene Goodwin Bishop, who played violin in countless Messiah performances and other orchestra concerts over her lifetime.

            In Jubilo sings “What a Wonderful World” and “Down in the Valley to Pray.”  “What a Wonderful World,” is featured in the Robin Williams’ movie, Good Morning Vietnam. “Down in the Valley to Pray” can be heard in Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou? In Jubilo is under the direction of Jackson; Teresa Redd is pianist.

            Master Singers performs "The Impossible Dream" from Man of La Mancha and “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof.  Dee Rich directs Master Singers; Danny Hansen acts as pianist.

            SUU Opus, conducted by Kevin Baker and accompanied by Jacob Lee, shares “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess and "Make Our Garden Grow" from Candide.

            Adrianne Tawa directs the Canyon View High School Madrigal Choir in “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz.  They then change themes to perform “Soul Bossa Nova” from Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.

             The Cedar High School Madrigal Choir sings “Kiss the Girl” from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.  They then perform a vocal scene change with “Jai Ho!” from Slumdog Millionaire.

            The Orchestra of Southern Utah, conducted by Xun Sun, performs “Overture” to The Cowboys by legendary movie soundtrack composer John Williams.  The evening culminates with the combined choirs and Orchestra performance of two movements of Mozart’s “Requiem” as featured in the movie Amadeus.

            The Soundtrack of Our Lives concert is Thursday, October 3 at 7:30 pm.  Doors open at 6:45.  Lobby music is provided by Village Voices.  They perform (appropriately enough) soundtrack classics “As Time Goes By” from Casablanca, “Luck Be a Lady Tonight” from Guys and Dolls, “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, “You'll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel and “Hushabye Mountain” from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  

            The major sponsor for this event is the RAP (Recreation, Arts, and Parks) Fund through Cedar City Corporation.   RAP provides essential funding for trails, parks, recreation groups, and artistic events in Cedar City.

Tickets for Soundtrack of Our Lives may be purchased for $10 for adults, $5 for students (ages six and up), $30 for groups of six.    Tickets are available at the Cedar City Heritage Center Box Office by calling 435-865-2882 or online at  Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.  Season tickets are also available at the Box Office and Cedar Music Store for $40.  Children over the age of six are welcome at all the concerts with adult supervision.  OSU requests that babies and children less than six years old not attend as evening concerts are recorded.

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