Wellesley Choral Society presents its annual Winter Cabaret Concert at Wellesley Congregational Church, 207 Washington Street, Wellesley Hills on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7 pm. This is a casual pops-style event, meant to entertain and amuse. The musical theme this year is I Could Have Danced all Night, featuring songs that express the joy and pleasure of dancing. The selections to be performed span several centuries and many composers, with several folk songs also included.
The audience will hear melodies from various operettas and musicals, a dancing song by Daniel Purcell (1664-1717) and another one by William Byrd (1540-1623), two Hungarian folk songs, and popular songs such as Save the Last Dance for Me. Several selections from J. Brahms’ famous Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes, op. 65, are also on the program. Other pieces than those named will be performed, but let those be surprises.
The evenings’s music is presented by either the entire chorus, small ensembles, in duets or solos. In keeping with the spirit of a pops/cabaret performance, the audience will be seated at tables and complimentary refreshments will be served. A sing-along, Latin dance quiz and silent auction add to the entertainment (items acquired in the silent auction can be paid for in cash or by check).
The Choral Society has donated a limited number of free tickets to Wellesley senior citizens, who may pick them up at the Council on Aging, 219 Washington Street, beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 3 in the afternoon. Please call 781-239-3561 first to make sure tickets are still available.
The Wellesley Hills Congregational Church is handicapped accessible and there is ample free parking. Tickets may be purchased at the door: general admission $20, seniors/students $15, ages 12 and under free. Also please visit www.