In tribute to Dick Clark and American Bandstand, the Tempe Community Chorus presents “Rock, Roll & Remember” at 4:00 pm on May 14, 2017, in the Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, Ariz.
Under the direction of Cary Burns, the rock and roll concert features songs from the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, including the dance tunes “Rock Around the Clock,” “The Twist,” and “I’m a Believer,” as well as the ballads “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and “Yesterday.”
American Bandstand, a popular television show hosted by Dick Clark from 1956 to 1989, introduced new music by iconic artists such as The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, and The Pointer Sisters to generations of American teenagers. The 140-member SATB chorus sings other popular songs from the era as well, including “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Blame It on the Bossa Nova,” and “Blue Moon.”
TCC’s audition group Mill Avenue Singers performs “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” “Operator,” and “Stand by Me.” The popular quartet Harmony Rain will also appear.
Tickets are $15 for adults (children 11 and under attend free of charge with child’s ticket obtained from the box office), and are available from the Mesa Arts Center website or the chorus website www.TempeCommunityChorus.org.
Celebrating its silver anniversary, the Tempe Community Chorus presents, “One Voice, a 25th Anniversary Celebration,” in recognition of the unifying power of music, at 7:30 pm on December 16, 2016, in the Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, Ariz.
Under the direction of Cary Burns, the celebratory concert features favorite holiday songs including “The First Noel,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” and “Dai Diddle Dai.” The 140-member SATB chorus performs popular tunes as well including “You’ve Got a Friend,” and “Let Me Be There.”
“In the spirit of unity and community, the Tempe Community Chorus encourages everyone to tell their stories through song,” director Burns said. “The true harmony is in our friendships and the support we have for each other.”
The chorus will debut Burns’s arrangement of the hauntingly beautiful “One Voice,” which tells of the difference “just one voice” can make as others join in.
TCC’s audition group Mill Street Singers performs “And So It Goes,” plus a fun holiday song. The popular quartet Harmony Rain will also appear.Tickets, just $15 for adults (children under 11 are free), are available from the Mesa Arts Center website [https://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/other-presenters/one-voice---a-25th-anniversary-celebration] or the chorus website www.TempeCommunityChorus.org