The Westchester Chordsmen’s Saturday, May 21, performance in Ossining, “Back in Business,” marks the first time that the chorus has returned to indoor performance in more than two years. The award-winning, a-cappella chorus and quartets will perform a mix of Chordsmen favorites and new arrangements, including familiar songs from the pens and/or voices of Stephen Sondheim, Stevie Wonder, Randy Newman, Frank Sinatra and more.
“We’re excited to perform many songs that showcase the breadth and versatility of our 40-man chorus,” says Musical Director Keith Harris. “We love to entertain – and it’s great to be ‘Back in Business.’”
During the pandemic, the chorus recorded several well-received virtual shows. In recognition of the chorus’ efforts to keep the arts alive, ArtsWestchester honored The Chordsmen with its 2021 Arts Organization of the Year award.
“We couldn’t be prouder to return to the stage for a live performance,” adds Chordsmen President Bob Sidell, “and to support the reemergence of the musical performing arts in Westchester.”
Tickets for the 7 p.m. concert at the First Presbyterian Church, 34 S. Highland Ave., are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. In July, the chorus plans to resume its “Ready-Set-Sing” program, a free, six-week course in singing and performance techniques. The chorus, which includes men from throughout the metro area, rehearses every Monday night at Kol Ami Synagogue in White Plains.
For more, visit chordsmen.org.