Cantus Columbus & Vega String Quartet to Present CAN'T HELP SINGING, 5/31

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Cantus Columbus & Vega String Quartet to Present CAN'T HELP SINGING, 5/31

Jerome Kern, arguably the father of modern American musical theater, left one of the richest catalogs of show music in history. Arthur Schwartz (composer of "Dancing in the Dark") called Kern's "All the Things You Are" the greatest song ever written. And Richard Rodgers (of Rodgers & Hammerstein fame) said this same song was the one song he did not write that he wished he had.

The professional chorus Cantus Columbus and the talented Vega String Quartet will present the fourth in their series of collaborative concerts of show tunes from the American Song Book: Can't Help Singing: The Music of Jerome Kern, at 7:30 PM on Saturday, May 31 in the wonderful acoustics of Legacy Hall. Earlier concerts in the series presented works by Cole Porter (2007), Rodgers & Hart (2008), and George & Ira Gershwin (2010). The concert will be preceded by an optional dinner.

Cantus Columbus and Vega String Quartet will perform the songs of the Broadway master, including favorites such as "All the Things You Are," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "The Way You Look Tonight," excerpts from the musical Show Boat, and more.

"I loved preparing this concert; the musicians delight in rehearsing it-all that remains is for you to enjoy it!" says William J. Bullock, Executive Director of the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts and Music Director and Conductor of Cantus Columbus.

Founded in 2000, Cantus Columbus is the only professional chorus in town. It is made up of 25 singers. Its popular annual Christmas concert routinely sells out. They recommend that those who want to see the show call right away to reserve a seat.

Tickets to the performance are $33 and can be purchased online at www.rivercenter.org or in the Box Office, Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 5:30pm. Dinners must be purchased at least four days in advance and may be purchased in person at the RiverCenter Box Office, by phone at 706.256.3612, or online (additional fees may apply) for $25 per person.

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