To Remember and Honor

Monday, May 26, 2014 (2:00pm) at Montey City Hall (Colton Hall) Lawn

Doors open at 10:00am

The Monterey County Pops! is pleased to announce the resumption of its traditional Memorial Day concert. This year the Free concert will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26 on the Monterey City Hall (Colton Hall) lawn at 2:00 p.m. The grounds will open at 10:00 a.m. when the Pops begins its rehearsal. The concert is FREE to all who come.

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Bring your lawn blankets and lawn chairs to best enjoy the wonderful music in this wonderful setting. 

The program titled TO REMEMBER AND HONOR will feature the 40-member fully professional ensemble in a program of patriotic and pops selections. Music Director, Dr. Carl Christensen, has invited two singers with strong location ties, Peter Tuff, baritone, and Morgan Harrington, soprano, to perform special arrangements that he has written for the occasion. Titles include America the Beautiful, Shenandoah, Merry Widow Waltz, and All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera. Morgan and Peter recently appeared in an acclaimed local concert titled Perhaps Love which was narrated by David Gordon.

Instrumental selections include the marches Americans We and National Emblem, American Pageant (a U.S. Marine Band commission that has been performed at every Presidential Inaugural since 1973), a stirring setting of Eternal Father, Strong to Save (The Navy Hymn) by Claude T. Smith, and a sing-along version of Woody Guthrie's This Land Is Your Land.

PROGRAM

STAR SPANGLED BANNER John Stafford Smith & Francis Scott Key
Morgan Harrington, Soprano and Peter Tuff, Baritone
ARMED FORCES SALUTE arranged by Bob Lowden
AMERICANS WE MARCH Henry Fillmore
PATRIOTIC PAGEANTRY  arranged by Warren Barker
SHENANDOAH Riverboat Chantey
Peter Tuff, Baritone  
   
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL Katherine Lee Bates & Samuel Ward
Morgan Harrington, Soprano
RUSHMORE Alfred Reed
NATIONAL EMBLEM MARCH E.E. Bagley
VARIANTS ON A SHAPED NOTE TUNE Johnnie Vinson
"PA-PA-PA" from THE MAGIC FLUTE W.A. Mozart
"ALL I ASK OF YOU" from PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Andrew Lloyd Webber
Morgan Harrington, Soprano and Peter Tuff, Baritone
AMERICAN PAGEANT Thomas Knox
"WALTZ DUET " from THE MERRY WIDOW Franz Lehar
Morgan Harrington, Soprano and Peter Tuff, Baritone
ETERNAL FATHER, STRONG TO SAVE Claude T. Smith
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND Woody Guthrie

 

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