Photos by Robert Torres
We’re still smiling from Kristin Chenoweth’s spectacular performance on Sunday evening celebrating her latest album, The Art of Elegance. Joined by musical director/pianist and Worcester native Michael Orland, the Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer performed classics from her album, as well as Broadway favorites, in a delightful evening of witty patter and song. From Wicked‘s “Popular” and My Fair Lady‘s “I Could Have Danced All Night” to her album’s “I Get Along Without You Very Well” and “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart,” it was an evening to remember. She even performed her own cheeky “Oklahoma version” of A Chorus Line‘s classic “Dance Ten, Looks Three.”
For the finale, Chenoweth invited 12 students from the Boston City Singers and Boston Conservatory at Berklee to join her in singing powerful renditions of “Upon This Rock” and “I Was Here.” For these aspiring singers, this was an especially thrilling opportunity to work with an industry idol in Boston’s most storied concert hall. Celebrity Series would like to extend a special thanks to Michael Orland as well as Boston Conservatory faculty Bill Casey and Peter Mansfield, Theater Department Chair Sara Stackhouse, and Boston City Singers Artistic Director Jane Money, who were all instrumental in helping the students in rehearsals before the show. Choir participants included:
Boston City Singers:
Zach de Besche
Boston Conservatory at Berklee:
We also gratefully acknowledge Reuben Reynolds and Bill Casey for their sponsorship of this concert.
Celebrity Series photographer Robert Torres was on hand Sunday evening to capture moments from this incredible performance. Browse some of our favorite photos below!