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Dec
13
Thu
Sing songs from The Sound of Music with PopUp Chorus Broadway
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Musical theater lovers, come celebrate the holiday with family and friends by singing songs from a beloved classic, The Sound of Music. Remember, everyone is welcome, regardless of vocal ability, age or experience. Come if you love to sing and come if you love Broadway and musicals!

Remind yourself of the two songs we will learn, record and film:

MY FAVORITE THINGS
https://youtu.be/0IagRZBvLtw

THE LONELY GOATHERD
https://youtu.be/3qU2jGVdjZI

SO LONG, FAREWELL
https://youtu.be/Qy9_lfjQopU

EDELWEISS
https://youtu.be/mMuTDdWXbNo

Are you new to PopUp Broadway?

PopUp Broadway is conducted by Dr. Allan Friedman. Allan is the music director at Durham’s Judea Reform Congregation and artistic director of Women’s Voices Chorus, and was a choral conductor for Duke Chapel Music for eight years. He is joined by Dr. Deborah Hollis, a much-loved area accompanist and piano teacher. Deborah plays the piano as the singers learn and perform the material.

“This is a low-pressure, high-fun event. You don’t need to be able to sing well, and you don’t need to know anyone else who is going,” says conductor Allan Freidman. “No one will judge you for your voice or your knowledge. It’s a chance to make great music in a welcoming setting with minimal commitment. Singing, especially group singing, makes you feel good!”Do you like to sing? Do you have fantasies of being on a Broadway stage? Do you adore musicals and Broadway shows? Did you sing and perform in high school or college and do you miss it? If you sing in the shower, in your car, or along to your favorite soundtrack recording then you belong in PopUp Chorus Broadway!

At our monthly events, folks come together to learn and perform two fabulous show tunes. We spend about 40 minutes learning each song before moving on to a final performance, which is filmed and recorded. We always have one or two sing-along bonus songs for even MORE fun!

Everybody is welcome! We are a drop-in chorus that invites all people who love to sing – regardless of experience – to join us. No audition or monthly commitment is required – just show up at The ArtsCenter to sing.

It is never too early to start familiarizing yourself with the material for this event! Feel free to listen to the original cast recordings of these two songs, or any of the other versions you will find on YouTube.

Remember, Allan will teach these songs, so it is fine to attend even if you have not heard the songs before. You will learn them and have great fun!

Come be a part of the chorus (line), ensemble and cast. PopUp Broadway is everybody’s opening night, your chance to sing the show tunes you love, and maybe even discover a new song and show!

at ArtsCenter, Carrboro
6:30PM Doors – 7PM Show
$13 Adults, $8 Students, (w/ticket fee and tax added)

Drinks available from the bar. Free parking in the multi-story parking deck adjacent to The ArtsCenter

Dec
15
Sat
Hodie! Voices Holiday Concert
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

Come celebrate the holidays with Voices as we perform heartwarming and festive classics! The program includes “Hodie!” by John Leavitt, ‘Christmas Day’ by Holst, sing-a-long carols for the family and much more!

Dec
16
Sun
Hodie! Voices Holiday Concert
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm

Come celebrate the holidays with Voices as we perform heartwarming and festive classics! The program includes “Hodie!” by John Leavitt, ‘Christmas Day’ by Holst, sing-a-long carols for the family and much more!

Dec
20
Thu
PopUp Chorus Holiday Extravaganza! Sing Mariah Carey, Wham! and classics
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

As if singing these Mariah Carey and Wham! songs is not enough, we are adding two bonus songs: Winter Wonderland and Let it Snow! We will be joined by Durham Ukulele Orchestra who will help to accompany. Santa hats, holiday sweaters and reindeer antlers are strongly encouraged!

Doors at 6:30 p.m., singing starts at 7 p.m. COME SING! Kids welcome! Admission $13 adults, $8 students (excluding ticket fee and tax).

Are you new to PopUp Chorus? If so, here are a few questions for you and some event information:

Do you like to sing? Have you thought about joining a chorus but are too busy to commit? Do you sing in the shower, in your car, or along to the radio? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you belong in PopUp Chorus!

PopUp Chorus is the only chorus where you can show up when you want and skip it when you’re too busy. No audition, no ongoing commitment. Just show up and sing with an ad hoc bunch of other lovely, excellent people. Together, we form a chorus, and are never the same group twice.

At each event, singers arrive and “learn” two familiar songs, which we later perform and record, guided by our funny and encouraging conductor, Amelia Shull. When each song is ready (we embrace imperfection!) we do a final performance and make a music video. It’s simple and could not be more fun. Our participants range in age from 5-75 and we welcome everybody, regardless of ability.

Drinks available from the bar. Free parking in the multi-story parking deck adjacent to The ArtsCenter.

Feb
1
Fri
Women’s Choral Showcase: UNC Chapel Hill Department of Music
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm
Feb
5
Tue
Faculty Recital: UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Music
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm

Faculty Recital including: Brent Wissick, cello, and Jeanne Fischer, soprano, with Elaine Funaro, harpsichord.

Mar
9
Sat
Poetry in Song
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm

Profound poetry set to beautiful choral music, highlights include “Highland Mary” from Four Robert Burns Ballads composed by James Mulholland, “Ronde” from Trois Chanson composed by Maurice Ravel, “Hey, Ho, the Wind and the Rain” from Three Shakespeare Songs by Arthur Frackenpohl.

Mar
30
Sat
UNC Opera: UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Music
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am

$10 general admission ($5 students and UNC faculty/staff). Tickets available at the door.

Scholarship Benefit Concert.

Mar
31
Sun
UNC Opera: UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Music
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm

$10 general admission ($5 students and UNC faculty/staff). Tickets available at the door.

Scholarship Benefit Concert.

Apr
12
Fri
Carolina Choir and Chamber Singers: UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Music
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm

$10 general admission ($5 students and UNC faculty/staff). Tickets available at the door.

Scholarship Benefit Concert.

Apr
14
Sun
UNC Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs: UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Music
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm

$10 general admission ($5 students and UNC faculty/staff). Tickets available at the door.

Scholarship Benefit Concert.

May
18
Sat
Life, Love and Reflections
May 18 @ 7:30 pm

Poetic expressions of life, love, and reflections on nature. Selections include “Fern Hill” composed by John Corigliano, based on a poem by Dylan Thomas, “Five Hebrew Love Songs” composed by Eric Whitacre, and “Reflections from a Mexican Garden” composed by Kevin Padworski and based on poems by Grace Hazard Conklin, So Juana Inés de la Cruz, indigenous poetry in one of Mexico’s native languages, Nahuatl.

Jun
1
Sat
Women of Note
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm

Showcasing exciting music from contemporary women composers. Selections include

The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass – Carol Barnett for mixed chorus and bluegrass band

A Burst of Song – Joan Szymko

Songstream – Alice Parker

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