Twelve soloists from the Pittsburgh Camerata will be accompanied by pianist Ellen Fast in a light-hearted, clever, and humorous re-imagining of the Cinderella story, composed by American composer Warren Martin.
Warren Martin (1916-1982), a Westminster Choir College graduate and longtime faculty member, wrote “The True Story of Cinderella” for the annual May Day Celebration. It was never intended to be staged. Martin insisted that the work be sung “oratorio style.” Adhering to his advice does indeed make for greater hilarity, since there is nothing to distract from the humor inherent in the music and lyrics.
This is a unique opportunity to hear the singers in solos, duets and trios, all in great fun! Joining the Pittsburgh Camerata will be special guests from the Pittsburgh Girls Choir singing two pieces inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – “Alice,” by Sarah Quartel, and “The Lobster Quadrille,” by David Eddleman.