Time Warp Alert! Salt Lake Men’s Choir will take the audience back to the 1950s in a musical extravaganza
In a stroke of pure nostalgia mixed with utter hilarity, the Salt Lake Men’s Choir has announced an upcoming concert that promises to transport audiences straight into the heart of the 1950s. Prepare for some sharp suits, greased-up hair, and maybe a poodle skirt or two as these crooners belt out the greatest hits of the era.
Under the direction of artistic director Dennis “Melody Man” McCracken, the choir has been rehearsing diligently for their grand performance, aptly titled “Rockin’ ‘Round the Clock.” Their setlist is a delightful blend of classic tunes that will have the audience twisting, jiving, and dancing in their seats.
The choir will serenade the crowd with their harmonious rendition of Elvis Presley’s timeless ballad, “Love Me Tender.” But don’t get too comfortable swaying in your seat, as the tempo quickly picks up with Bill Haley and the Comets’ iconic anthem, “Rock Around the Clock.”
The choir will shake things up with “Shake, Rattle and Roll” and “Blueberry Hill.” The audience won’t be able to resist joining in and singing along, caught up in the contagious energy.
Then, as the night falls, the choir will create a magical atmosphere with their angelic harmonies in “In the Still of the Night.” Audience members will be transported back to simpler times, swaying arm-in-arm with their loved ones, reminiscing about soda shops and sock hops, and “Save the Last Dance for Me.”
The choir will ignite the stage with Jerry Lee Lewis’s “Great Balls of Fire.” The piano keys will be [almost] literally ablaze as pianist Aaron Flood rocks out with his fingers moving faster than the speed of sound. It’s a spectacle that shouldn’t be missed — fire extinguishers on standby, just in case!
To let everyone catch their breath, the choir will dive into a string of timeless classics like “Bye Bye Love” by the Everly Brothers and “Good Night Sweetheart It’s Time to Go” by The Spaniels. Audience members will be crooning along, swaying, and waving their lighters (or cell phones) in the air.
So, mark your calendars for June 9 and 10 and dust off your poodle skirts and leather jackets because the men’s choir is ready to take you on a journey through time.
June 9–10 at 7:30 p.m. at Murray High School, 5440 S State St. Tickets $20 at saltlakemenschoir.org/tickets or at the door.