Greater Freeport Community Chorus "As Time Goes By: Music from Films"
The Greater Freeport Community Chorus will perform “As Time Goes By: Music from Films” in concerts May 5 and 6 at Brunswick and Cumberland.
The 65-voice group, made up of residents of about 15 Midcoast communities, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Congregational Church in Cumberland, 282 Main St.
The singers are led by Director Virgil Bozeman and accompanied by pianist Kellie Moody.
India produces more films annually than any other country, so it’s fitting that among the concert’s featured pieces will be an arrangement of Indian composer A.R. Rahman’s “Jai Ho.” The Oscar-winning song accompanied a dance sequence performed during the ending credits of the 2008 movie “Slumdog Millionaire,” set and filmed in India but actually a British film.
“Let the River Run” is another Academy Award winner, written by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon for the 1988 film “Working Girl.” The song, whose lyrics refer to “silver cities” and “morning lights,” accompanies the movie’s opening sequence, focused on New York City commuters.
The arrangements of “Jai Ho” and “Let the River Run” both will feature percussion accompaniment.
The wide-ranging concert will also include “Exsultate Justi,” from Director Steven Spielberg’s “Empire of the Sun”; “As Time Goes By,” from the classic 1940s film “Casablanca”; and an arrangement of “Into the West,” part of the soundtrack of “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.” Solo performances will include “Lara’s Theme,” from the 1965 movie “Doctor Zhivago.”
Concert admission is $10 for adults, with free admission to anyone younger than 18. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Visit the chorus on Facebook or at www.gfccsings.org.
- Price $10 per person, with anyone under 18 admitted free