Just One of Those Things – The Music of Cole Porter

Sunday 25 June, 6pm

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Clare McCaldin, Paul Sheehan & Stephen Dickinson at Thaxted Festival
Just One of Those Things – The Music of Cole Porter at Thaxted Festival

Image © The Al Hirschfeld Foundation www.AlHirschfeldFoundation.org

Thaxted United Reformed Church, Bolford Street CM6 2PY

Clare McCaldin, mezzo soprano
Paul Sheehan, bass-baritone
Stephen Dickinson, piano

We are delighted to welcome Clare McCaldin, Paul Sheehan and Stephen Dickinson back to Thaxted, following their marvellously entertaining Sondheim recital last year. In this concert they turn their attention to the American composer and songwriter Cole Porter. Many of his songs have become standards noted for their witty, urbane lyrics, and many of his scores found success on Broadway and in film. He began to achieve success in the 1920s, and by the 1930s he was one of the major songwriters for the Broadway musical stage, writing the lyrics as well as the music for his songs. His numerous hit songs include ‘Night and Day’, ‘Begin the Beguine’, ‘I Get a Kick Out of You’, ‘Well, Did You Evah!’, and ‘I've Got You Under My Skin’. In the intimate setting of Thaxted’s United Reformed chapel, this versatile trio will bring Porter’s music to life in scintillating performances.

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‘My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director.’ Cole Porter

‘Clare McCaldin shows how she is able to shape and control her voice to draw so much from each song, following the subtle nuances of each text to deliver the most remarkable performances.’ Rebecca Franks, BBC Music Magazine

Song list

Anything Goes (Anything Goes, 1934)

Bon Voyage/There’s No Cure Like Travel (Anything Goes)
Wunderbar (Kiss Me Kate, 1948)
Begin the Beguine (Jubilee, 1935)
Paris Loves Lovers (Silk Stockings, 1955)
Si vous aimez les Poitrines (Nymph Errant, 1933)
C’est Magnifique (Can-Can, 1953)
Why Don’t We Try Staying at Home (Fifty Million Frenchmen, 1929)

You Do Something to Me (Fifty Million Frenchmen)
You’re the Top (Anything Goes)
You Irritate Me So (Let’s Face It, 1941)
I’ve Got You Under My Skin (Born To Dance, 1936)
The Physician (Nymph Errant)

Who Wants to be a Millionaire? (High Society, 1956)
The Tale of the Oyster (Fifty Million Frenchmen)
They’re Always Entertaining (Nymph Errant)
Thank you so much, Mrs Lowsborough-Goodby (Anything Goes?, cut)
Well, Did You Evah? (High Society)

Another Opnin’ Another Show (Kiss Me Kate)

Where is the Life that Late I Led? (Kiss Me Kate)
So in Love (Kiss Me Kate)
I Am In Love (Can Can)
When Love Comes Your Way (Nymph Errant,cut)
Just One of Those Things (Jubilee)

After All, I’m Only a Schoolgirl (Wake Up and Dream)
Kate The Great (Anything Goes, cut)
The Laziest Gal in Town (used in film, Stage Fright, 1950)
Just a Gigolo (Wake Up and Dream, 1929, unused)
Love for Sale (The New Yorkers, 1930)
The Cocotte (Nymph Errant)

All Through the Night (Anything Goes)
In the Still of the Night (Rosalie)
I Sleep Easier Now (Out of This World)
Night and Day (The Gay Divorce)

Friendship (Anything Goes)