A Capsule of Irving Berlin:
His Life, Music, and Influence on the American Musical Theater
River Lights Chorus, the Modesto Area’s award-winning women’s choral group, will highlight the life, music, and influence of Irving Berlin in their performance January 11 at 3:00pm.
The concert will also feature the men’s award-winning groups, Golden Valley Chorus and Velocity Quartet, as well as Young Women in Harmony (young women from Oakdale and Ripon High Schools), and the Temple Singers from Congregation Beth Shalom.
The River Lights segment will be narrated by Rabbi Susan Leider, senior rabbi of Congregation Kohl Shofar in Tiburon. It will explore the Jewish roots of Irving Berlin and how they influenced his 1500-song body of work. The accompanist will be pianist Dan Warshawer, a native of Tel Aviv currently residing in the Sacramento Area.
A chili and cornbread dinner will follow the concert, and the singers invite audience members to enjoy the dinner and a sing-a-long afterglow. Those interested can sing and learn more about participating in the fun of singing contemporary 4-part harmony, no longer limited to straw hats, gartered sleeves, or old-timey sounds.
For more information or tickets contact CBS weekdays from 10:00am-1:00pm at 571-6060. Individual tickets are $15 for seniors and students with valid ID, $20 for adults, $7 for children, and $12 each for groups of 15 or more (only if arranged prior to the weekend of the concert). Individual tickets will be available to purchase at the door. Dinner tickets are $10 each or $5 for children and can be purchased through the Office or at the door, and dinner reservations would also be appreciated.