Concert Program

Comfort Ye from Messiah, G.F. Handel

Ave Maria, J.S. Bach/C. Gounoud

O Columbina, from Pagliacci, Ruggero Leoncavallo

Au Fond du Temp, from The Pearl Fishers, Georges Bizet

Tonight, from West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein

Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do, Porter Grainger and Everett Robbins

Make Them Hear You, from Ragtime, Stephen Flaherty

It Ain't Necessarily So from Porgy and Bess, George Gershwin

Ride On, King Jesus, traditional African-American spiritual

Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, traditional African-American spiritual

I Want To Be Ready, traditional African-American spiritual

Fix Me, Jesus, traditional African-American spiritual

The Fire, traditional African-American spiritual

God Bless the Child, Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog Jr.

Oh, Lady Be Good!, from Lady, Be Good!, George and Ira Gershwin

I'd Rather Charleston, from the London production of Lady, Be Good!, music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Desmond Carter

I Got Rhythm, from Girl Crazy, George and Ira Gershwin

Anthem, from Chess, Tim Rice, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson

Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival

The Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Big Rapids, Michigan.

Since its inception in 2006, Tuba Bach has brought hundreds of exceptional musicians from around the world, across the United states, and from every corner of our state to present concerts and educational programming in West-Central Michigan, free of charge and available to all.


Past Seasons Archive > 2007 Concert Season > Concert 6

Concert 6
Sunday, October 21, 2007 • 4:00 P.M.

It Ain't Over 'til the Tenor Sings — A Program of Arias, Spirituals, Jazz and More

Big Rapids High School Auditorium, Big Rapids, MIarrow Map

Presented by
Ferris State University Department of Humanities
Mom's Kids

Edward K. Mallett, featuring world renowned tenor Robert Mack of New York with accompanist Janet Mallett.

Tenor ROBERT MACK's career highlights include: Remus (Treemonisha) with The Collegiate Chorale, Fenton (Falstaff) and Alfredo (La Traviata ) with The Martina Arroyo Foundation, Goro (Madama Butterfly), Goopy (Haroun and the Sea of Stories), Remendado (Carmen), Pong (Turandot), Don Curzio (The Marriage of Figaro), Spoletta (Tosca), Arturo (Lucia Di Lammermoor) and Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), all with NYCO. Mr. Mack debuted the role of Sportin’ Life (Porgy and Bess) with NYCO and Opera Carolina and recorded the role with The Nasvhville Symphony on Decca Records. Mr. Mack has toured with the nationally acclaimed “Three Mo’ Tenors” and in addition has made important appearances with Houston Grand Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia and Indianapolis Opera. He was also a featured tenor soloist for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s signature work, Revelations. In past seasons he made international debuts at Bastille in Paris and the Teatro Real in Spain, as well as in Italy, Germany, Japan, and Luxembourg.

JANET MALLETT has provided quality music in the Big Rapids (and surrounding communities) music scene since 1966 for a variety of occasions with the piano and organ; church services, weddings, funerals, conferences, receptions and recitals. Since that time, she has worked in the Big Rapids Public Schools as an accompanist for choirs, concerts, solo-ensemble and band. Mrs. Mallett has servec as accompanist for STAGE-M as other musical productions. Since 1975, Janet, with her violin and viola, has performed with the Midland and Traverse Symphonies and with the Midland Music Society. Currently, she is choir accompanist and interim organist for Immanuel Lutheran Church.