Five faculty members from the Baylor University Vocal Division will present a musical theater program called “Cabaret” on Monday, March 12, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Recital Hall II, located adjacent to the lobby of Waco Hall. Proceeds from this concert will benefit SNATS, a student auxiliary of the National Association of Teachers of Singers. Joining the vocalists will be pianist Joseph Li, Assistant Professor of Vocal Coaching.
The show will open with baritone Mark Diamond, Visiting Lecturer in Voice, singing “If Ever I Would Leave You” from Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s 1960 musical, Camelot.
Tenor Randall Umstead, who serves the School of Music as Associate Professor of Voice, Director of the Division of Vocal Studies, and Dean for Academic Affairs, will perform “It’s All Right With Me.” This comes from Cole Porter’s Can-Can, a Broadway hit from 1953 that featured a book by Abe Burrows.
Soprano Angela Yoon, Visiting Lecturer in Voice, will sing the familiar “All the Things You Are” from Jerome Kern’s and Oscar Hammerstein II’s 1939 musical Very Warm for May. Performing as pianist will be Jason Terry.
Next, Joseph Li will present a solo piano arrangement by Keith Jarrett of “Over the Rainbow,” a song from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, with words by Yip Harburg and music by Harold Arlen.
Angela Yoon and Mark Diamond will return to the stage for the duet “Lippen schweigen” (Lips Stay Silent) from Franz Lehár’s perennial favorite, Die lustige Witwe (“The Merry Widow”). This 1905 musical’s librettists were Viktor Léon and Leo Stein.
Closing the Cabaret evening will be mezzo-soprano Jamie Van Eyck, Assistant Professor of Voice, who will sing the playful “I Can Cook Too” from the 1944 hit On the Town, with music by Leonard Bernstein and words by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
Admission to this concert is $5, payable at the door. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.