National Men’s Chorus opened its fifteenth season on Sunday, November 10, at 5 p.m. at Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Turnpike in Annandale, VA.
The music performed included music appropriate for the observance of Veterans Day: “God Bless the USA,” “Ballad of the Green Berets", “Stouthearted Men",“Bring Him Home", from Les Miserables, and “A Sentry’s Prayer", by Fred Gray, a member of The Chorus. Mr Beveridge also chose selections from fifteen years of repertoire, many in his own arrangements: folk songs from Russia, Wales, Ireland and the United States, and classical works by Brahms, Schubert, SchÜtz, Allegri and Boulanger.
Mr. Pandolfi performed solo piano works, including Ottorino Respighi’s Nocturne. Thomas Pandolfi has been hailed as one of America’s outstanding young pianists. He has made frequent appearances in Eastern Europe and China, where he has been received by critical and knowledgeable audiences with enthusiasm usually reserved for pop and rock stars.