February 10th 2024

Main Line Singers presents …

WELCOME TO OUR SHOW!

We are thrilled to be sharing this vibrant musical program with you. Color us excited!

Enjoy the concert – and if you’re so inclined, feel free to sing along!
(Scroll down for lyrics!)

We are always looking for new members! We rehearse on Wednesday evenings and a love of fun music is all that’s required (no auditions!)

Our mission is to enhance our community through music; bringing joy, and enrichment to our singers and our audiences.

Main Line Singers is a 501c3 organization. All donations to Main Line Singers are tax deductible.

This concert has been made possible through a generous grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.



SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR HOST
St. Katharine of Siena Parish

for providing our performance, rehearsal and event space
We love it here! And are so grateful for your community-minded parish.

SONG PROGRAM

  1. TAKE THE R5
    Words by Billy Strayhorn and C.J. McGroarty | Music by Billy Strayhorn | Arranged by Kirby Shaw
  2. I SEE COLORS
    Words and Music by Pinkzebra
  3. LA VIE EN ROSE
    Original French Lyrics by Edith Piaf; English Words by Mack David | Music by Louiguy | Arranged by Paris Rutherford
    Ensemble: Allyce Barron, Catherine Conway, Sage Dagit, Lawrie Harris, Christina Hayes, Ted Latham, Matthew Mani, Dudley Rice, Susanne Sennhenn, Stacey Turnbull
  4. ORANGE-COLORED SKY
    Words and Music by Milton Delugg and Willie Stein | Arranged by Kirby Shaw
    Soloists: Karen Huang, Betty Prescod
  5. FIELDS OF GOLD
    Words and Music by Sting | Arranged by Philip Lawson
  6. BIG YELLOW TAXI
    Words and Music by Joni Mitchell | Arranged by Greg Gilpin
    Soloist: Briana Wisniewski
  7. BLACKBIRD
    Words and Music by Paul McCartney and John Lennon | Arranged by Audrey Snyder
    Ensemble: Jared Christmann, Esther Everts, Barbara Sharf, Simon Trowell, Grayson Waldron, Kyle Whitehouse
  8. WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
    Words and Music by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele | Arranged by Mark A. Brymer
  9. BEHIND THESE HAZEL EYES
    Words and Music by Kelly Clarkson, Martin Sandberg and Lukasz Gottwald | Arranged by Alan Billingsley
    Ensemble: Julia Bartosh, Kim Carr, Victoria Gratz
  10. MR. BLUE SKY
    Words and Music by Jeff Lynne | Arranged by Roger Emerson
  11. BLUE SKIES
    Words and Music by Irving Berlin | Arranged by Mark Hayes
  12. THE SONG OF PURPLE SUMMER
    Music by Duncan Sheik | Words by Steven Sater | Arranged by Mark Brymer
    Ensemble: Juliet Breslin-Romano, Joanie Brundage, Melissa Gerstein
  13. GRACE KELLY
    Words and Music by Mika, Jodi Marr, John Merchant and Dan Warner | Arranged by Mark Brymer
  14. TRUE COLORS
    Words and Music by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly | Arranged by Mac Huff
    Soloists: Juliet Breslin-Romano, Eileen Cassidy, Donna Dello Buono, Peg Gibb, Vicki Gratz



SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS


DUFFY REAL ESTATE

KELSEY’S KALEIDOSCOPE

LOU PACE AUTO BODY

WE R BETTER TOGETHER

Dr. Edward D. Latham, Artistic Director

OXANA HARLAMOVA, Accompanist

KYLE STRUVE, PERCUSSIONIST

Bonnie Anapol
Chris Barnes
Allyce Barron
Julia Bartosh
Rachel Bowes
Abigail Boyer
Laura Brady
Juliet Breslin-Romano
Jane Brooks
Kimberly Carr
Eileen Cassidy
Jared Christmann
Jackie Connolly
Catherine Conway
Sage Dagit
Donna Dello Buono
Debbie Dello Buono
Sue Dewis
Debbie Dickstein
Debbie Ditchoff
Ame Dorminy
Esther Everts Bakker
Melissa Gerstein
Peg Gibb
Eleanor Goldberg
Mary Graham

Vicki Gratz
Mike Groller
Corinne Hackman
Maureen Hager
Lawrie Harris
Christina Hayes
Kathryn Hershey
Karen Huang
Beth Incollingo
Cagla Inselbag
Alice Kirsch
Ekaterina Latypova
Valerie Lee
Javier Lluch Latorre
Tina Lopez
Eils Lotozo
Dustin Lynn-Becket
Joan M Brundage
Courtney Malinowski
Matthew Mani
Julie Markoff Chapman
Michele Minicozzi
Diane Moore
Karen Morris
Jennifer Nelson
Susanne Neubig


Catherine Nold
Natalie Pedersen
Brittany Peterson
Tanja Praefcke
Betty Prescod
Lisa Rapetti
Lenore Reardon
Dudley Rice
Anne-Marie Richards
Darlene Saile
Suzanne Sennhenn
Barbara Sharf
Lara Smith
Darienne Stern
Joan Stern
Maria Stetter
Helen Subbio
Simon Trowell
Stacey Turnbull
Grayson Waldron
Linda Walters
Emma Watts
Ann Whitehouse
Kyle Whitehouse
Amy Wishner
Briana Wisniewski



SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR DONORS


The Abel Family
Lisa Christmann
Louise Dagit
Dani Fava
The Gibb Family
Radha Gómez
Angela Graves
Lawrie Harris
Patrick Henigan
Stuti Jha
Mary Beth Krencicki
Anita Lerman
The Pittari Family
The Tashlein Family
Richie and Joann Thompson
Kathy Turnbull
The Waldron Family
Wayne Whitehouse
Carolyn Wilf

Dr. Edward D. Latham is Associate Professor of Music Studies and Coordinator of the DMA in Music Performance program at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance, where he advises some of the Greater Philadelphia area’s finest student musicians. He is a professional tenor, and has performed with the resident choir of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philadelphia Singers, the Philadelphia Chamber Choir, the Medelssohn Club and the Music Group of Philadelphia. He has toured the world with various choral ensembles and has over 150 performances to his credit. Currently the Director of Music at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish (Villanova, PA) and the Associate Director of Liturgical Music at St. Katharine of Siena Parish (Wayne, PA), Dr. Latham accompanies regularly on both the piano and the organ, and directs multiple choirs of all ages.




PERSONAL MESSAGES


In Honor of Kimberly Carr – and her hard work and vision!
– The Abel family

 Jared, watching you on stage is one of my favorite things to do! So proud of you!
Love, Mom
– Lisa Christmann

Best of luck to my fellow singers. Enjoy the day with our colorful songs!
– Victoria Gratz

Recognizing Briana Wisniewski. Love hearing MLS sing!
– The Pittari Family

Best in 2024 for the MLS – with extra special wishes to our dearest friend Kim Carr!!
– The Tashleins

Keep up the beautiful work!
– Richie and Joann Thompson

LYRICS

TAKE THE R5

All aboard!
All aboard!
All aboard!

You must take the R5
To hear us singin’ pretty on the Main Line
And if you take the R5
You’ll hear us singin’ pretty on the Main Line

Hurry, the old rail cars are comin’
(Better not miss ’em)
Can’t you hear those singers hummin’!
(Pucker up and kiss ’em)

Aboard!
We’re at the station
Better not miss it!
And we will serenade you on the Main Line

Doot doo doo doot doo doot

Hurry, the old rail cars are comin’
(Better not miss ’em)
Can’t you hear those singers hummin’!
(Pucker up and kiss ’em)

Aboard!
Get on the R5
Better not miss it!
And we will serenade you on the Main Line

All aboard!
All aboard!
All aboard!
All aboard!
All aboard the R5!

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I SEE COLORS

What do you see when you look around?
Are you looking for memories lost and found?
What do you see when you close your eyes?
And remember the best days of our lives

I see colors
I see colors
I see colors

Everywhere

Taking the pictures in my mind
So there’s never a moment left behind
Singing a song along the way
Making the most of every day

And I’ll see colors
I’ll see colors
I’ll see colors
Everywhere

Chasing the rainbows through the clouds
Streaming their colors all around
Follow your heart where it will lead
Giving you always what you need
Stand in the moment where you are
Wishing upon a shooting star

Changing the world now day by day
Looking to find a better way
There’s gotta be more than we can see
It’s gonna be up to you and me

And we’ll see colors
We’ll see colors
We’ll see colors

Everywhere
Everywhere

Colors

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ORANGE-COLORED SKY

I was walking along, minding my business
When out of an orange-colored sky
Flash, bam, alakazam
Wonderful you came by

I was walking along, drinking in sunshine
When out of that orange-colored view
Flash, bam, alakazam
I got a look at you

One look and I yelled, “Timber”
Watch out for flying glass
‘Cause the ceiling fell in
And the bottom fell out
I went into a spin and I started to shout
I’ve been hit!
This is it!
This is it!
Pow!

I was walking along minding my business
When love came and hit me in the eye
It went: Flash! Bam! Alakazam!
Out of an orange-colored sky

It went ooo Flash!
It went ooo Bam!
Alakazam!

The lightning struck me,
The thunder roared,
And baby I’ve never felt like this before!

It went ooo Flash!
It went ooo Bam!
Alakazam!

Don’t run for cover,
I’ll love you like no other
I’ll take good care of you!

One look and I yelled, “Timber”
Watch out for flying glass
‘Cause the ceiling fell in
And the bottom fell out
I went into a spin and I started to shout
I’ve been hit!
This is it!
This is it!
Pow!

I was walking along minding my business
When love came and hit me in the eye
It went: Flash! Bam! Alakazam!

Out of an orange-colored, purple-striped
Pretty, green, polka-dotted sky
Flash! Bam! Alakazam!

It’s goodbye!
Oh yeah!

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FIELDS OF GOLD

You’ll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley
You’ll forget the sun in his jealous sky
As we walk in fields of gold

So she took her love
For to gaze a while
Upon the fields of barley
In his arms she fell as her hair came down
Among the fields of gold

Will you stay with me?
Will you be my love?
Upon the fields of barley
We’ll forget the sun in his jealous sky
As we lie in fields of gold

See the west wind move like a lover so
Upon the fields of barley
Feel her body rise when you kiss her mouth
Among the fields of gold

I never made promises lightly
And there have been some that I’ve broken
But I swear in the days still left
We’ll walk in fields of gold
We’ll walk in fields of gold

Many years have passed since those summer days
Among the fields of barley
See the children run as the sun goes down
Among the fields of gold

You’ll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley
You can tell the sun in his jealous sky
When we walked in fields of gold
When we walked in fields of gold

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BIG YELLOW TAXI

They paved paradise, put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique, and a swingin’ hot spot

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone
They paved paradise, put up a parking lot
(Ooh, bop-bop-bop-bop, ooh, bop-bop-bop-bop)

They took all the trees put ’em in a tree museum
And they charged the people a dollar an’ a half just to see ’em

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone
They paved paradise, put up a parking lot
(Ooh, bop-bop-bop-bop, ooh, bop-bop-bop-bop)

Hey farmer, farmer put away that DDT now
Give me spots on my apples, but leave me the birds and the bees
Please

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone
They paved paradise, put up a parking lot
(Ooh, bop-bop-bop-bop, ooh, bop-bop-bop-bop)

They paved paradise, put up a parking lot
(Ooh, bop-bop-bop-bop, ooh, bop-bop-bop-bop)

Late last night I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi took away my old man

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone
They paved paradise, put up a parking lot (ooh, bop-bop-bop-bop)

They paved paradise, put up a parking lot (ooh, bop-bop-bop-bop)
They paved paradise, put up a parking lot (ooh, bop-bop-bop-bop)

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WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

I see trees of green
Red roses too
I see them bloom
For me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

I see skies of blue
And clouds of white
The bright blessed day
The dark sacred night
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
Of people going by

I see friends shaking hands
Saying, “How do you do?”
They’re really saying
I love you

I hear babies cry
I watch them grow
They’ll learn much more
Than I’ll ever know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
Yes, I think to myself
What a wonderful world

I hear babies cry
I watch them grow
They’ll learn much more
Than I’ll ever know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
Yes, I think to myself
What a wonderful world

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MR. BLUE SKY

Sun is shinin’ in the sky
There ain’t a cloud in sight
It’s stopped rainin’,

Everybody’s in the play
And don’t you know
It’s a beautiful new day?

Hey, hey

Runnin’ down the avenue
See how the sun shines brightly

In the city
On the streets where once was pity
Mr. Blue Sky is living here today, hey hey

Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?

Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?

Hey you with the pretty face
Welcome to the human race
A celebration, Mr. Blue Sky’s up there waitin’
And today is the day we’ve waited for

Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?

Hey there, Mr. Blue
We’re so pleased to be with you
Look around, see what you do
Everybody smiles at you

Hey there, Mr. Blue
We’re so pleased to be with you
Look around, see what you do
Everybody smiles at you

Mr. Blue, you did it right
But soon comes Mr. Night creepin’ over
Now his hand is on your shoulder
Never mind, I’ll remember you this
I’ll remember you this way

Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?

Hey there Mr. Blue (sky)
We’re so pleased to be with you (sky)
Look around see what you do (blue)
Everybody smiles at you

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BLUE SKIES

Blue skies
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see

Bluebirds
Singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds
All day long

Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you’re in love, my how they fly

Blue days
All of them gone
Nothing but blue skies
From now on

Blue skies
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies

Do do do do do do do

Bluebirds
Singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds
All day long

Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you’re in love, my how they fly

Blue days
All of them gone
Nothing but blue skies
From now on

Nothing but blue skies
From now on

Nothing but blue skies
From now on

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GRACE KELLY

I could be brown, I could be blue, I could be violet sky
I could be hurtful, I could be purple, I could be anything you like

I could be brown, I could be blue, I could be violet sky
I could be hurtful, I could be purple, I could be anything you like

I could be brown, I could be blue, I could be violet sky
I could be hurtful, I could be purple, I could be anything you like

I could be brown, I could be blue, I could be violet sky
I could be hurtful, I could be purple, I could be anything you like

Do I attract you? Do I repulse you with my queasy smile?
Am I too dainty, am I too flirty? Do I like what you like?

I could be wholesome, I could be loathsome, I guess I’m a little bit shy
Why don’t you like me, why don’t you like me, without making me try?

I tried to be like Grace Kelly, mmh
But all her looks were too sad, aah
So I tried a little Freddie, mmh
I’ve gone identity mad!

I could be brown, I could be blue, I could be violet sky
I could be hurtful, I could be purple, I could be anything you like

Gotta be green, gotta be mean, gotta be everything more
Why don’t you like me, why don’t you like me?
Why don’t you walk out the door?

How can I help it, how can I help it? How can I help what you think?
Hello my baby, hello my baby, putting my life on my brink

Why don’t you like me, why don’t you like me? Why don’t you like yourself?
Should I bend over, should I look older, just to be put on your shelf?

I tried to be like Grace Kelly, mmh
But all her looks were too sad, aah
So I tried a little Freddie, mmh
I’ve gone identity mad!

I could be brown, I could be blue, I could be violet sky
I could be hurtful, I could be purple, I could be anything you like

Gotta be green, gotta be mean, gotta be everything more
Why don’t you like me, why don’t you like me?
Why don’t you walk out the door!

I could be brown, I could be blue, I could be violet sky
I could be hurtful, I could be purple, I could be anything you like

I could be brown, I could be blue, I could be violet sky
I could be hurtful, I could be purple, I could be anything you like
I could be brown, I could be blue, I could be violet sky
I could be hurtful, I could be purple, I could be anything you like

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TRUE COLORS

I see your true colors
Shining through (true colors)
I see your true colors
And that’s why I love you

So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors,
Your true colors are beautiful
Like a rainbow

You with the sad eyes
Don’t be discouraged, oh I realize
It’s hard to take courage

In a world full of people
You can lose sight of it all
The darkness inside you
Makes you feel so small

But I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that’s why I love you

So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
Your true colors are beautiful

Show me a smile then
Don’t be unhappy
Can’t remember when
I last saw you laughing

This world makes you crazy
And you’ve taken all you can bear
Just call me up
Because you know I’ll be there

And I’ll see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that’s why I love you

So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
Your true colors
Your true colors
Shining through

I see your true colors
And that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show

Your true colors, Your true colors
Your true colors, Your true colors
Your true colors, Your true colors
Your true colors

Don’t be afraid
To let it show
Your true colors
Your true colors are beautiful
Like a rainbow

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CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!
from the MLS Board of Directors


Natalie Pedersen & Peg Gibb | CO-PRESIDENTS
Briana Wisniewski | SECRETARY
Esther Everts | TREASURER
 Karen Huang | FORMER PRESIDENT

Simon Trowell | DEVELOPMENT
Barbara Sharf | MARKETING
Kim Carr & Lisa Rapetti | MEMBERSHIP
Allyce Barron | MUSIC  
Valerie Lee | OUTREACH
Christina Hayes | PERFORMANCE