Concerts 2010 - Present
Broadway Swings at Breen
May 16, 2015
You're sure to hum along (but softly, please) as we collaborate with Baldwin Wallace University's Music Theatre Department to fill the evening with a retrospective of Broadway's best melodies. We'll showcase some young future stars of Broadway and other stages in the irresistible season finale.
Singing Freedom's Songs
March 14, 2015
Banish the med-winter blahs and celebrate freedom through the music of various countries and era as the renowned Duffy Liturgical Dance Ensemble returns to our stage for this concert. The program will include Thompson's Testament of Freedom whose text is based on the writings of Thomas Jefferson.
A Season of Peace
December 13, 2014
Savor the season with the second movement of Bernstein's Chichester Psalms that musically interlocks both fear and faith, a vocal tribute to the 100th anniversary of the famous World War I "Christmas Truce," and some lovely, lively carols. Countertenor Matthew Reese, winner of the Club's 2013 Mather Scholarship, will be our special guest.
From Brahms to Billy Joel
May 17, 2014
A diverse program of music celebrating romance with works ranging from songs or originating in the Romantic Era to contemporary ballads and everything in between. Soprano Rebecca Myers Hoke of Philadelphia's highly acclaimed professional choir, The Crossing, will be featured.
March 8, 2014
A multimedia event featuring luminous music reminiscent of the heavenly universe and a juried show of artwork by local high school students inspired by works on the program. special guests una voce musica choir from Oberlin.
Holiday With a Twist
December 14, 2013
An evening of seasonal favorites in unique arrangements and holiday spoofs along with new works by contemporary American composers. The Heights High Barbershoppers will be special musical guests.
A Lass and Over 40 Lads
May 18, 2013
Unforgettable mid-century music that followed the Big Band era and preceded Rock and Roll... songs like Moments to Remember, Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You, and Yesterday. Nancy Davis wields the baton for this concert, only the second woman to conduct the Club in its 120 year history.
Cry of Freedom, Plea for Peace — The Civil War in Remembrance
March 9 and 10, 2013
The melodic power of the combined voices of The Singers’ Club and The Western Reserve Chorale in songs of love, longing and perseverance during a time of Civil War. Local favorites soprano Marian Vogel and baritone Brian Johnson and a lush string orchestra joined the choruses to perform Ralph Vaughn Williams’ moving cantata Dona Nobis Pacem.
A Celtic Christmas
December 8, 2012
A joyous celebration of the season with songs both classic and new. Featuring Mark S. Doss, Grammy Award winner, who has sung 55 roles in more than 60 major opera houses around the world, the most notable being Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, the Vienna State Opera, London’s Covent Garden, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and San Francisco Opera.
Conducted by Robert P. Bellisario.
Songs With Spirit
May 19, 2012
The first performance of The Singers' Club was on May 19, 1892, so this final concert of the season marking our 120th birthday is filled with spirit! Under the leadership of the Club's artistic director, Dr. Mel Unger, the Club performs inspiring works ranging from Gounod's deeply spiritual Sanctus to an energetic setting of two spirituals entitled Swingin' with the Saints. Three numbers sparkle with extra energy when more than 60 high school men (who spent the day in a Club-sponsored choral workshop) join the Club on stage under the leadership of Dr. Jeremy Jones, director of the Miami University Glee Club, and Mather Scholarship winner bass-baritone Adam Walton offers a selection of exciting songs.
All Work & Some Play
February 25, 2012
The audience warmed up on a chilly winter’s evening with The Singers’ Club of Cleveland as they serenaded with favorite melodies like Four Strong Winds, Ox Driver’s Song, Yellow Bird and Let’s Get Away from it All. The engaging Oberlin College Obertones were featured guests and joined the Club to perform McClure’s Kyrie from A Caribbean Mass. Bass-baritone Adam Walton of the Indiana University, The Singers’ Club’s S. Livingston Mather Scholar, rounded out the program.
Voices & Brass at Breen!
December 10 and 11, 2011
The Singers' Club is joined by both its women's chorus and a brass ensemble to celebrate the holidays with songs ranging from Pinkham's Christmas Cantata to beloved carol arrangements by Sir David Willcocks.
May 14, 2011
The songs of America, from folk songs to works by American composers such as Aaron Copeland and Irving Berlin. Special guest performers The Stockdale Family Band bring their own unique bluegrass stylings, and join the Singers' Club in a grand finale.
Promise of Spring
March 5, 2011
Songs that highlight the Singers' new relationship with the Breen Center and feature the St. Ignatius a cappella group "Cat of Tonics" as well as Joseph Martin's "The Awakening".
Light Up the Season
December 11, 2010
Celebrating the season's traditions of light with a Santa Lucia procession and works from David Lantz's melodious "Chanukah Prayer." Guest performers were the Singing Angels.
May 22, 2010
An enchanting evening or romance and reminiscence as you are serenaded with classics ranging from Brahms' Lovesong Waltzes to Marvin Hamlisch's What I Did For Love. Soprano Annie Chon-Mussard, noted for her vibrant tone and masterful phrasing, returns for another special performance that includes works by Stephen Foster, Franz Lehar and others.
March 20, 2010
Visit the magical world of Hollywood with great arrangements of melodies from films like Annie, Casablanca, Lion King, Working Girl and The Wizard of Oz. Guest vocalists Elliot Hines (baritone) and Anna Caldwell (soprano) will add memorable flair to a wonderful evening of song.