I am so proud of the Marsh and McLennan Chorale for the amount of hard work they have put in to our summer concert this year. I chose some really challenging pieces, even for professionals, that venture into completely new genres for most of the singers.
Just as a hint of the fun I’ll be conducting, we will be doing songs from The Wizard of Oz, The Fantasticks, some Gene Puerling arrangements, and even a Horace Silver tune, arranged with a full-on unison vocal scat! Anyone who guesses the Silver tune in the comments gets a shout-out at the concert…
We will be featuring our fantastic rhythm section, with Red Wierenga (leader of the Redspect Sextet) on keys, Dan Asher (of the Broadway Boys) on bass, and Brian Floody (of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings) on drums. We also had another employee named Oleg Gershkovich express interest in dusting off his guitar to join us for this concert. We’re so glad he could round out the sound of the rhythm section.
Tomorrow is the big day! For those of you who work in Manhattan, the lunchtime concert is free, open to the public, and is in the 1166 Avenue of the Americas 9/11 Memorial Plaza on the east side of the building, between 45th and 46th St. We will be doing the set at 12pm, and again at 1pm.
The plaza is designed for lunch, complete with tables, chairs, and a pretty fountain, so come enjoy your lunch with us!