Concerts

Celebration Concerts

Preparing music for a Celebration Concert has proven to be a great motivation for practicing and gives participants an additional, very satisfying goal. Past Celebration Concerts have featured familiar songs from beloved musicals– done concert-style. The concerts are performed by SongShine Singers and Players, an advanced class open to those who have completed SongShine Basics.

The following are scenes of SongShine Singers and Players performances.
We hope you enjoy the music and find encouragement and inspiration from these performances!


PAST EVENTS


2020 Brigadoon
When the world went into lockdown, SongShine rose to the occasion, creating a virtual musical. Under the direction of Dr. Ruthanna Metzgar and Mr. Peter Harris,
SongShine Foundation’s Singers and Players perform a Celebration Concert
Brigadoon
featuring the story and music by Lerner and Loewe.


2019 My Fair Lady
Under the direction of Dr. Ruthanna Metzgar and Mr. Peter Harris,
SongShine Foundation’s Singers and Players perform a Celebration Concert
“My Fair Lady”
The story of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion and the music of Lerner and Loewe.
You may view the entire performance on our Vimeo channel.


2018 Our Time
Under the direction of Dr. Ruthanna Metzgar and Mr. Peter Harris,
SongShine Foundation’s Singers and Players perform a Celebration Concert
OUR TIME
Presenting the Music of Broadway
Click here for a behind the scenes look at the preparations for and scenes from the concert.


2017 South Pacific
Under the direction of Dr. Ruthanna Metzgar and Mr. Peter Harris,
SongShine Foundation’s Singers and Players perform a Celebration Concert
featuring selections from and the story of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific”.


2016 Oklahoma!
Under the direction of Dr. Ruthanna Metzgar and Mr. Peter Harris,
SongShine Foundation’s Singers and Players perform a Celebration Concert
featuring selections from and the story of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”.


2015 Carousel
Under the direction of Dr. Ruthanna Metzgar and Mr. Peter Harris,
SongShine Foundation’s Singers and Players perform a Celebration Concert
featuring selections from and the story of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel”. The 2015 Celebration Concert of Carousel was dedicated to the memory of Joel Hochberg, a champion and great encourager of SongShine, who passed away in June of 2014. He is deeply missed by our SongShiners. View a recording of the concert on our Vimeo Channel.


2014 The Music Man
Under the direction of Dr. Ruthanna Metzgar and Mr. Peter Harris, SongShine Singers and Players present The Story and the Music of “The Music Man”, by Meredith Willson. See links below to listen and see their performance, or view the whole thing on our Vimeo channel.

Rock Island ~~~ Iowa Stubborn ~~~ Ya Got Trouble ~~~ Goodnight, My Someone ~~~ 76 Trombones ~~~ Sincere ~~~ Pick-a-Little ~~~ My White Knight ~~~ Wells Fargo Wagon ~~~ Shipoopi ~~~ Lida Rose ~~~ Gary, Indiana ~~~ ‘Till There Was You ~~~ Finale (76 Trombones)


2013 Fiddler on the Roof
Over 600 attendees give a standing ovation to the Palm Desert / Coachella Valley SongShine Singers and Players for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. See links below to listen and see their performance.

Tradition ~~~ Sabbath Prayer ~~~ If I Were a Rich Man ~~~ Matchmaker ~~~ Wonder of Wonders, Miracle of Miracles ~~~ To Life ~~~ The Dream ~~~ Sunrise, Sunset ~~~ Far From the Home I Love ~~~ Do You Love Me? ~~~ Little Chavelah ~~~ Anatevka ~~~ The Blessing


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