First was the Orchestra. The Orchestra consisted of several different string instruments varying from violas to bases. Conducted by Mr. Ira Schaefer, the Orchestra treated the audience to a beautiful repertoire that included "Overture To Nabucco" by Giuseppe Verdi as arranged by Dackow, "Hungarian Dance No. 5" by Johannes Brahms as arranged by Phillippe, "The Typewriter" by Leroy Anderson, and "Fourth Movement from Symphony No. 2" by Jean Sibelius as arranged by Leidig. It was truly a treat to be able to listen to such virtuosos.
Afterwards, the Mixed Chorus arrived. This was an SATB chorus (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) which contained a variety of different male and female singers that blended perfectly. Ms. Erica Washburn conducted this chorus, leading to an incredible performance. The Mixed Chorus performed "Let Their Celestial Concerts All Unite" by G. F. Handel, "Ave Verum Corpus" by W. A. Mozart, "Siehe, Um Trost War Mir Sehr Bange" by H. Von Herzogenberg, "Nelly Bly" by Stephen Foster arranged by J. Halloran, and "The Drunken Sailor" arranged by R. Sund. The Mixed Chorus could not have performed any better than they had.
The final group to perform was the Band. Conducted by the famous Dr. Brian Cardany, the band knocked the socks off everyone in the audience. The band performed "Portraits" by Jim Colonna, "Air for Band" by Frank Erickson, and "Greek Folk Song Suite" by Franco Cesarini. The Band played their hearts out all the way to the finish line.
The All Cape Music Festival was an extraordinary event for all musicians. Not only was it fun to practice and perform, but it was very rewarding to be able to walk off the stage after completing amazing performances.