Hudson Shad: Comedians, Cowboys, Crooners, and Classics (USA)

14/10 (Wednesday);8pm     Dom Pedro V Theatre     Tickets: MOP 200, 150, 100

Peter Becker, Bass/Baritone
Mark Bleeke,
First Tenor
Timothy Evans,
Second Tenor
Eric Edlund,
William Pauley,
Stephen Hargreaves,

Programme (subject to change):
Barber of Seville Overture    
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)    
Speak Low         
Hello Dolly   
Big Spender                                                          
Night and Day
As Time Goes By       
California Here I Come                                             
St. Louis Blues                                           
New York, New York                                                                
Somewhere Over the Rainbow

The six very talented men from Chicago who call themselves Hudson Shad have recreated themselves in the mould of the 1927 German group the Comedian Harmonists, Europe’s top selling ensemble between 1929 and 1935. Although they sing the repertoire of the Comedian Harmonists in the original arrangements, they create their own image instead of limiting themselves to imitation. They also present American songs of the 20s, evergreens from the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s, and, in addition to the popular music of yesteryear, they sing classical lieder with orchestra. The polished, funny, imaginative way in which they present their music makes their performances very special and, more often than not, brings the audience to its feet.

Duration: approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes, with one interval