The sangervereinigung bad rodach took its audience to the land of dreams last saturday at the very well attended musical evening in the festival hall in the haus des gastes. This time, songs from the two enchanting musicals "the wizard of oz" were performed and "mary poppins on the program.
The two soloists julia lucas (soprano) and martin siegel (tenor) were able to show all their skills and were accompanied by annerose roder on the piano in a sovereign and sensitive way. Julia lucas not only shone in her vocal passages, but as conductor she was also responsible for the overall direction of the evening.
The audience learned something
but it was not enough just to listen to the songs from the musicals, the audience also got to know the content of the two stories. The performer was rainer lucas, who with his sonorous bass voice was an asset to this performance. The listeners were able to follow the story and were drawn into the spell of the stories, which made the evening very special.
In the first part songs from the musical "the wizard of oz" were heard, whose content is based on the children's book written by the american author lyman frank baum in 1900 and which became world famous in 1939 as a musical film starring judy garland. The most famous song from this musical is certainly "somewhere over the rainbow". It was interpreted by julia lucas in a german version as well as in the english original version sovereign and impressively and formed a high point of the evening.
Martin siegel could then with the two songs "war' ich der konig des waldes" (I was the king of the forest) and the "song of the magician" please the audience. The choir was in no way inferior to these solo parts. With great passion they sang the songs "wir ziehen heut zum zaub'rer", "jitterbug" and "voices of hope and impressed especially by a very good articulation.
The second part of the evening was dedicated to the musical "mary poppins" dedicated. The film of the same name, starring julie andrews as mary and dick van dyke as bert, won five oscars in 1965.
Here, too, the choir enthused with popular songs such as "supercalifragilistic", "a spoonful of sugar" and "chim chiminee and in unison with julia lucas during the song "the birdwoman. At the duet "such a beautiful day" julia lucas and martin siegel were then able to put all their skills on the line once again before the chorus started with "anything we want can happen" ended the evening. For this bravourose performance there was rough, enthusiastic applause, so that the actors couldn't avoid an encore. The chairman of the singing association, werner zoufal, thanked the participants and presented them with small gifts.