2016 - It's a Grand Night for Music

You know what’s sprung – spring!
Mama robin’s on her nest;
Now it’s time to spread your wings;

Come and hear the very best. 

May 6, 2016 | 8:00 pm
ClearView Christian Reformed Church
2300 Sheridan Garden Dr., Oakville.

Tickets are $20.  

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A beautiful bouquet of music awaits you at the Tempus Choral Society’s 2016 spring concert: Tempus 80-voice SATB choir, new Tempus children’s choir and new Tempus vocal jazz ensemble backed by an instrumental combo.

Some program highlights:

  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You. Originally recorded by Frankie Valli in 1967 as a solo piece to demonstrate that he could do more than sing in a high falsetto voice as he did with the Four Seasons. This 2014 choral arrangement is from Jersey Boys.
  • I Lived. The uplifting 2014 hit by the American pop rock band, OneRepublic, dedicated to a young fan who suffers from cystic fibrosis.
  • It’s a Grand Night for Singing.  Written by Rogers and Hammerstein for the 1945 movie musical, State Fair. Incidentally, this tune is a grand one to hum or sing along with us!
  • Love at Home. The homespun-flavour religious lyric was written in 1864 and first set to music in 1904. This modern interpretation incorporates jazz harmonies sung by the whole choir except for the extra-tricky inner section handled by our very own Tempus jazz ensemble.
  • Norwegian Wood. Paris Rutherford’s beautiful jazz-tinged choral arrangement of the great Beatles hit celebrating weed and a would-be fling.
  • Remember My Song. Dedicated by the composers to Daniel Pearl Music Days, a global network of concerts that convey the message of “Harmony for Humanity.”
  • Singin’ in the Rain. Published in 1929; perhaps performed as early as 1927. Gene Kelley dances to it in the famous 1952 film.  Covered endlessly. Did you know there was even a disco version?
  • Swingin’ with the Gershwins. Magical medley of: They Can’t Take That Away from Me; Nice Work if You Can Get It; ’S Wonderful; Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off; They All Laughed.
  • The Glory of Love. (“You’ve got to give a little, take a little...”). The famous song from 1936. This new arrangement features gospel-style rhythm and great jazz harmony.

Join us for a great evening of music!