100 years ago the music of newer Americans expressed cultural history,
contemporary realities and dreams of prosperity.
Joined by Boston theatre favorite, Leigh Barrett,
the New England Tenors showcase much-loved Irish songs,
Italian arias made famous by Enrico Caruso,
and patriotic songs by Broadway’s biggest star,
New England native, George M. Cohan.
Songs from the show “Ragtime” include:
Back to Before (Leigh Barrett)
Goodbye My Love/Journey On
and Make Them Hear You
Irish tunes include the worldwide #1 Hits of 1913 and 1914:
When Irish Eyes Were Smiling and It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary
Caruso favorites include Nessun Dorma, La Donna e Mobile and Vesti la Giubba
and from Cohan: Give My Regards to Broadway, and It’s a Grand Old Flag
Other music includes the love longs, Come What May, Love Changes Everything
Beyond the Sea, Love is a Many Splendered Thing, That’s Amore, and Anthem from Chess.
A set from Les Misérables includes I Dreamed a Dream, Bring Him Home and Do You Hear the People Sing.