Hits from Hollywood

Sunday 5 July 2015

5 July, 2015 - 19:30 Magdalen College Auditorium

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For our summer concert the Cherwell Singers present an evening of famous songs written for, or appearing in, the world of film. Sometimes the songs have outlasted the popularity of the film itself, but in other cases such as “Somewhere over the rainbow” from “The Wizard of Oz” both co-exist at the pinnacle of fame. As well as featuring songs which appear in films we present a couple of medleys from two of the most famous and beloved examples of the film-musical genre “West Side Story” and “Oklahoma!”.

And although our concert is titled “Hits from Hollywood”, which reflects the huge importance of the American movie industry in the twentieth century and beyond, we haven’t completely ignored the contribution of the British film industry, and include the title songs from the films “Georgy Girl” and “Summer Holiday”. Mostly however this concert is a colourful celebration of the marriage of music and movies from the Hollywood glory days, featuring star song writers such as Jerome Kern, Cole Porter and Richard Rodgers.

Do join us in the Grove Auditorium of Magdalen College for what should prove to be a popular and nostalgic programme.

Directed by: James Brown