Presented by Salida Sings, "Put On Your Travelin' Shoes", will transport you by river, ocean, train and horseback. We will follow the path of the sun and visit imaginary worlds with drummer extraordinaire, Kurt Wipperfurth.
The Noteables (women) and You've Got Male (men) are recruiting singers for the 2016 spring season. The program, "Put On Your Travelin' Shoes" under the enthusiastic direction of Linda Taylor, includes songs from around the world, with visits to Africa, Pompeii, Jamaica and Newfoundland as well as musical journeys through dreams and imagination. Kurt Wipperfurth will accompany us on drums and percussion.
The Noteables, a chorus of 30 women will open the show with "I Am the River", comparing the flow of our lives to that of a river. From there it is an exciting journey through the sassy "New York, New York" featuring a kick line of dancers, and the hilarious "Green Eggs and Ham". "A Day In the Life of the Sun" and "There Is A Season" follow the cycles of our lives. Toto's "Africa", with its special choralography, will open up the mysteries of the continent.
You've Got Male, a chorus of 15 men will sing "I'se the B'y", a lively Newfoundland fishing tune with Michael Turley and Andrith Davis performing an original square dance. A medley of mining songs including "Sixteen Tons" "Working in a Coal Mine" and Jimmy Dean's "Big John" will make the men work up a sweat. The hilarious "We May Not Be Vampires (But We're Still Men)" brings Transylvania alive and will compliment the beautiful harmonies found in "The Dawn's Awake" and "Travelin' Day".
The two choruses will combine to perform 7 songs including Cat Stevens' syncopated "Peace Train" and "The Rock Island Line". Harry Belafonte's "Turn the World Around" will set the audience on fire with its calypso beat. Bastille's "Pompeii" reminds us of the mistakes of the past and how to move beyond them to a brighter future.
Interspersed with these selections is a vocal tapestry of "Peace Song", "We Shall Overcome" and "Give Me Your Tired Your Poor" reminding us of unity, harmony and the freedom that comes from accepting those who are different from us and learning to live peacefully together. "Weave Me the Sunshine" with bass, guitar, accordion and percussion will close the concert with an audience sing-along.
Suggested donation $10.00.
his contributes to the cost of music, publicity and our scholarship fund. Information: Linda Taylor 539-2428 or visit our website at www.salidasings.org