It was a great pleasure to have Mark Forry on the show to talk about the upcoming show performances by the Santa Cruz Chorale for Christmas. The is the 27th year for this amateur local singers. Mark sings in the bass section. This is his third year to be involved in this annual event starring internationally known Conductor and Artistic Director, Christian Grube. Santa Cruz are so blessed with the caliber of artists in our community!
The performance also has an opening act: the Antiquarians, a musical group specializing in authentic musical performances of rarely heard works from the Renaissance and Early Baroque periods. Based in Santa Cruz, California, The Antiquarian Funks were founded in 1971 by Head Funk William G. Mathews, and have been performing ever since in a wide variety of combinations and venues. The Funks perform with reproductions of original antique instruments. During our show, Mark had a forgotten the name of an instrument that Bill plays. It is the “cornett” – it looks like a curved horn and has finger holes like a flute but it sounds like a modern cornet or trumpet.
The Santa Cruz Chorale will be having their first Christmas show Sunday the 13th of December in Watsonville and then the next weekend in Santa Cruz at Holy Cross on the 19th and 20th of December. Please visit their website for details.
Our show can be heard in entirety here:
Here’s a little twitvid of Mark right before our show together.
I’m hoping to have Mark back on sometime in the future to talk about his involvement with Balkan Folk community here in Santa Cruz. Also, he helped local singer Eva Salina Primack get turned on to Balkan Folk singing and the collaboration of AE which reminds me…
Next week, I will be broadcasting on KZSC a prerecorded full-length interview with Aurelia Shrenker and Eva Salina Primack of the group AE, based in Brooklyn, at their website: aesings.com. We spoke when they were in town for their first self-titled CD release Party at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center at the beginning of December.
If you can’t tune in via radio or internet for the show, no worries. As always, it will be archived here. I highly recommend this show. They do a lot of really beautiful singing during the interview in the radio studio.