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Luken Holdings Pops Series

The Best of Rodgers & Hammerstein

Bob Bernhardt, conductor
Chattanooga Theatre Centre, George Quick, producing director
Allan A. Ledford, chorus director
Rosella Ewing, mezzo-soprano
Tim King, tenor
Brett Hyberger, baritone

PO1 webRichard Rodgers, composer, and Oscar Hammerstein II, librettist/lyricist, joined forces to create the most consistently fruitful and successful partnership in the American musical theatre. Joined by soloists and chorus, the CSO will perform works from some of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most memorable musicals, such as Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music and more.

For more information about the program and Rodgers and Hammerstein, watch Principal Pops Conductor and Music Director Emeritus, Bob Bernhardt’s video notes.


RODGERS:  “It’s A Grand Night for Singing” from State Fair
RODGERS:  The King and I: Selections
RODGERS:  ”I Have Dreamed” from The King and I
RODGERS:  ”I Whistle a Happy Tune” from The King and I
RODGERS:  ”If I Loved You” from Carousel
RODGERS:  ”You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel
RODGERS (Orchestrated by Don Walter):  ”The Carousel Waltz” from Carousel
RODGERS:  ”Soliloquy” from Carousel
RODGERS:  ”Victory at Sea”
RODGERS:  ”A Wonderful Guy” from South Pacific
RODGERS:  “Younger than Springtime” from South Pacific
RODGERS:  “There Is Nothin’ Like A Dame” from South Pacific
RODGERS:  ”Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific
RODGERS:  “The Sound of Music” from The Sound of Music
RODGERS:  “Do-Re-Mi” from The Sound of Music
RODGERS:  ”Edelweiss” from The Sound of Music
RODGERS:  “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” from The Sound of Music
RODGERS:  ”Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’” from Oklahoma
RODGERS:  ”People Will Say We’re In Love” from Oklahoma
RODGERS:  “Oklahoma” from Oklahoma

Ewing headRosella Ewing

Rosella Ewing, mezzo soprano, is delighted to return to her native Tennessee to perform with her friends at the CSO. Chief among the many opera roles Ms. Ewing has performed in her career are Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Charlotte in Werther, Meg in Little Women, Mother Marie in Dialogues des Carmelites, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, Mrs. Page in Merry Wives of Windsor, the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, and the Mother in Hansel and Gretel. In addition to many performances with the CSO, including the Verdi Requiem last spring, Ms. Ewing has performed professionally with the New Orleans Opera, Asheville Lyric Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, and at the Rose Theater with Lincoln Center. She participated in the apprenticeship programs of Santa Fe Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, and the Martina Arroyo Prelude to Performance program in New York City.  Ms. Ewing enjoys performing in oratorios and recitals as well as opera.  In 2011, Ms. Ewing was honored to receive the Individual Artist Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.  Dr. Ewing received her DMA from Louisiana State University and is currently an Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Tim King pictureTim King

Tim King returns to the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera after singing in Maestro Bernhardt’s last Pops concert as Music Director.  Since that time, Tim has appeared on multiple occasions with the North Charleston Pops, Orchestra Kentucky and the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra in addition to soloing with the Blue Ash-Montgomery Symphony Orchestra in Ohio, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and the Santa Barbara Symphony. To date, he has over 120 solo appearances to his credit with symphony orchestras around the country.  Tim has also spent many years serving in various arts administration positions including Executive Director of The Louisville Orchestra and, most recently, Director of Performing Arts with the Jefferson County Public School system in Louisville where he was responsible for creating the first public elementary performing arts school in Kentucky.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a Master of Music Performance degree from the University of Louisville.  He also served as the tenor soloist, for over 20 years, with the internationally acclaimed Cathedral of the Assumption Choir.  He is presently a voice student of Victoria Garrett.

Brett Hyberger

Acclaimed for his commanding stage presence and powerful baritone voice, baritone Brett Hyberger made his Carnegie Hall debut as bass soloist for Schubert’s Mass in G Major with MidAmerica Productions . Brett has performed the role of Assan in Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul with the Portland Opera and has appeared in productions of Le nozze di Figaro, Rigoletto, Turandot, Amahl and the Night Visitors, as well as the Bass soloist in Handel’s Messiah with Chattanooga Symphony & Opera. He performed the role of the angel Raphael in Haydn’s The Creation, celebrating the 25th anniversary of both the Chattanooga Bach Choir and Choral Arts of Chattanooga. A finalist in the 2001 Eleanor Leiber Awards, he participated in Portland Opera Works, the education and outreach program of Portland Opera. As a regional soloist Winner for Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee, Brett worked with Pennsylvania composer Richard Wargo, performing the role of the Mayor in Wargo’s The Pied Piper of Hameili, under the direction of Richard Hynson. Brett was chosen as soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron in Berlin, Germany under the baton of Pierre Boulez.

Marianna Allen
Christine Hassevoort
Lucia Elena Sanchez
Trish Wileman
Rita Heckrotte
Janelle Martin
Sara Snider Schone
Heidi Holmes

Thomas Alford
Jason Canor
Andrew McLeod
Thaddeus Taylor
Ted Long
Bob McKenzie
Vic Oakes
Bob Roza