|The American Prize-winning soloists Tania Coambs, Kate Ryan, Justin Moniz, and DelShawn Taylor entertain with "Do Re Mi"|
It certainly should!
If the reaction of the sold-out crowd at Elgin, Illinois' Blizzard Theater a couple of weeks ago—where the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, the Elgin Master Chorale and soloists performed "Something Wonderful: the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein" under the baton of TAP chief judge David Katz—is any indication, the Chicago audience for SOMETHING WONDERFUL on Sunday, April 26th at Orchestra Hall, Chicago, is going to have a terrific time!
The huge Elgin audience was tumultuous from the first note of the "Carousel Waltz" to the last chord of the "Oklahoma" encore an hour and a half later: they stood, and cheered, and sung along, and even did the hand gestures in "Do, Re, Mi!"
The eight soloists featured in the concerts are all winners of The American Prize in Voice Chicago Musical Theater Award. They are sopranos Tania Coambs and Elizabeth Kling (cover); mezzos Kate Ryan and Karen Archbold (cover); tenors Justin Moniz and Christian Ketter (cover); and baritones DelShawn Taylor and Dan Richardson (cover.)
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Here are some photos from the Elgin concert, to give you an idea.
|David Katz conducts the "Something Wonderful" Wall of Sound!|
|Soloists Elizabeth Kling & Karen Archbold join in "You'll Never Walk Alone."|
|Soloists Dan Richardson & Christian Ketter join in "You'll Never Walk Alone."|
|DelShawn Taylor convinces everyone "It's a Grand Night for Singing."|
|Justin Moniz tells Kate how he'd be "If I Loved You."|
|Kate Ryan sings the concert title song, "Something Wonderful."|
|Tania Coambs is happy "Getting to Know You."|
|CBASO low strings, brass and percussion.|
|CBASO winds with members of the CBA Chorus and the Elgin Master Chorale.|