Commonwealth Journal

February 12, 2009

SCC’s Annual ‘Night of Love’ Choral Concert is Feb. 13

Community News

The Somerset Community College Choral Association and the Somerset Community Choir are pleased to celebrate Valentine’s Day by presenting the annual “A Night of Love Choral Concert” on Friday, Feb. 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in SCC’s Meece Auditorium.

The evening will feature music, chocolates, desserts, beverages and a silent auction.

Musical highlights of the evening include an eclectic repertoire of choral and vocal solo selections from the Renaissance through the 20th century including love songs by the Beatles, Elvis and other well-known artists.

Vocal selections include: “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” “The Shadow of Your Smile” and “There’s a Kind of Hush (All Over The World).” Choral highlights include an arrangement of the Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love,” as well as the gorgeous “One Hand, One Heart” from the Broadway musical West Side Story and other beautiful love songs.

In addition, the evening will feature songs that take a satirical look at love. These include the humorous “Love Lost” by Paul Sjolound. In this piece, Sjolound took four pre-existing satirical poems of love and set them to music. Two of these are One Perfect Rose by Dorothy Parker and Careless Talk by Mark Hollis.

Also included in this segment is “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again” with the infamous line “What do you get when you fall in love, you get enough germs to catch pneumonia, and when you do, he’ll never phone ya ...”

Another highlight of the evening will be an audience sing-a-long of Elvis’ beautiful “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”

Tickets, which include admission as well as food and beverages, are $10. As seating is limited, advance tickets are suggested.

Tickets can be purchased at SCC’s Box Office and at Barnes and Noble Bookstore on the SCC Somerset Campus North. Only cash and checks are accepted. Please make checks payable to SCC Choral Association.

For more information, please call SCC Music Director Bob Hekel at (606) 451-6796.

“We cordially invite you to be a part of this wonderful evening,” Hekel said.