This is going to be SO MUCH FUN!
Another concert I am directing at Berklee- though this one is not an original concert, it is not a worship concert- it is a collaboration concert! You say- “What’s that?” I have pulled together 5 pairs of Berklee Voice Professors to perform duets of sorts.
I say “Of sorts” because there is classic R&B, Jeannie Gagne and I will be singing Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke“- but of course we will be singing the horn lines! And you should hear Jeannie SCAT! This will be a blast!
And then there are the parodies by Ana Guigui and Andrea Capozzoli... I couldn’t stop laughing. When they start singing about having to pee and the traffic jam on the way to work to the classic Streisand/ Sommer “Enough is Enough”– I almost pee’d myself, I was laughing so hard.
Lynne Vadal-Doran and Kaoruko Yoshida-Pilkington are a classy couple of jazz singers sliding us in autumn with style!
Julius Williams III and Hayley Thompson-King not only both have terrific names, but gorgeous voices as they will serenade us with the beautiful “Say it Somehow” from The Light in the Piazza!
Now what was I saying about fun? I get to sing “In France They Kiss on Main Street” by Joni Mitchell with the fantastic Adrian Sicam! And I am expecting some incredible Jaco-esk bass playing by Lionel Girardeau on this one, too! SWEET! Adrian and I will also pump it up with some Madonna! OK- this is a long way from a worship concert, I Know! But I promise- no corsets or chains! Actually, we will sing “Express Yourself“- which I can certainly relate to!
We will end the show with the classic “You’ve Got a Friend”– I love this song- always have. Remind me to tell you of how I made a fool of myself in front of James Taylor…
But let me leave the beginning for the end… We plan to open this show with the title cut “2 R Better Than One” written by my dear friend (Made of honor in my wedding!) Suzanne Clark. The song is based on the scripture Ecclesiastes 4:9 “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor”… In this case our labor of love is creating an absolutely fun-filled concert by working together! This has been fantastic for building unity in the voice department… hope you can share it with us next Thursday, October 12th, 7pm in Berk Hall (1A), Berklee College of Music, 1140 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
The show will be live-streamed as well at: https://vimeo.com/showcase/Berkhall
Show is free! Come early fro good seats!