17 Kimball Hill
The Soubrette Jazz Choir, led by Anna Patton, is a group of 16 women who perform intricate vocal harmony arrangements of swing, jazz, blues, and songs by contemporary songwriters. “Soubrette” is a term from musical theater for the non-leading lady, who is usually more worldly, more instrumental in the plot intrigue, and funnier than the lead. The Soubrettes’ spring program includes songs that date from the 1920s to songs written for the choir just this year by Anna Patton. Come enjoy the vocalise of Annie Ross’s “Twisted,” Johnny Mercer’s harmonically delicious “Dream (when you’re feeling blue),” Patton’s philosophical rant “Long-Beard Wise,” and more! The choir will be joined by Matthew Sharff on Bass and Will Patton on mandolin.
The Soubrettes are excited to have an opening set performed by Singcrony, a delightful quartet of singers who are also members of the Soubrette choir. They share a love of close a cappella harmonies and syncopated rhythms and are drawn to swing jazz hits, plus catchy doo-wop, barbershop, and classic pop selections. They sing in the style of the Chordettes, the Andrews Sisters, and the Boswell Sisters.
Both sets will be pretty short, so don’t be late!