Wednesday, April 18, 2012

An Evening of American Song with David J. Baldwin At St. Paul's Church on Carroll Street

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Just got this information from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Carroll Street. It sounds like a lovely way of spending a Friday evening. Don't miss it.

How Can I Keep From Singing: 
An Evening of American Song with David J. Baldwin 
Friday, April 20th at 8 PM
at St. Paul's Church, 199 Carroll Street

St Paul’s Music Program and its director Vince Peterson are proud to present “How Can I Keep From Singing”: An Evening of American Song with David J. Baldwin on Friday April 20 at 8 p.m. This musical program showcases the American composer. All of the composers featured represent a different way to be thoroughly American. Each brings their unique life experiences and varied backgrounds, to give voice to the American spirit. They range from the creative and haunting settings of the American folksongs of Aaron Copland, the entertaining show-tunes of Richard Rodgers (of Rodgers and Hammerstein) to the inspirational and spiritual songs of Leonard Bernstein Their music and this recital is a celebration of faith, hard work, love, loss, hope and all that makes America great.

David J. Baldwin, a recent transplant to NYC from Chicago, is a bass baritone who has performed with such institutions as the Chicago Symphony Chorus and the Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus. He is presently singing with the chorus of The Metropolitan Opera, as well as the choir at St Paul’s Episcopal Church.

In this program he is being accompanied on piano by Vince Peterson, musical director at St. Paul’s and founder, director of the “Choral Chameleon” singing ensemble. Suggested admission is $10. St. Paul’s is located at 199 Carroll Street right off the corner of Clinton Street.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I attended this and it was lovely. There's just nothing better than a piano, voice, no mics, gorgeous sound. A nice selection of songs with the title "How Can I Keep From Singing" the clear winner of the night! Thanks Katia for letting us know about the event, I would have missed out on it otherwise.

It was also my first time inside this beautiful church as well which clearly has a very interesting history -- I plan to go back and take the self-guided tour, which I saw a leaflet for on a table on the way in.