Shot Through the Heart
Love: The Good, The Bad, The Hilarious
Take 175 women, mix well with over 400 collective years of relationship experience, add a dash of sarcasm, a pinch of pathos, a heaping helping of humor, and let it all gel in the warm glow of the Benaroya stage, and what do you have? The perfect recipe for a musically delicious and tastefully irreverent look at love — the good, the bad, and the hilarious. Seattle Women’s Chorus (SWC) serves it all up for romantics of all ages in its winter concert.
The repertoire for the show — which spans the musical spectrum from classical to contemporary pop — includes old favorites like “My Funny Valentine” and “Embraceable You” as well as edgier numbers like Christina Aguilara’s “Candyman,” Pink’s “So What,” and Holly Near’s “Simply Love,” about the beauty of two women loving one another.
Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
Saturday, February 18 - 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 19 - 2:00 pm
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Dedicate a Song to the Object of YOUR Affection!
With performances less than a week after Valentine’s Day, Shot Through the Heart provides an opportunity for concertgoers to surprise their special someone with a song dedicated just to them. Profess your devotion with a sweet and tender love ballad, heat things up with something sizzling, sultry, and sexy, or even let someone know she or he had better shape up!
The following songs are currently available for dedication, on a first come, first served basis:
- FROM THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
- My Funny Valentine
- Cheek to Cheek
- The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)
- A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
- Embraceable You
- CONTEMPORARY LOVE SONGS
- Sing it Loud
k. d. lang’s new love song and coming-out anthem
Performed as a production number similar to Christina Aguilera’s video
- So What
Performed as a production number similar to Pink’s video
- Fields of Gold
A cappella setting of Sting’s famous song
- Love, Don’t Be a Stranger
Original composition by Eric Lane Barnes on the challenges of finding love
- Simply Love
The most timely selection sings about the beauty of two women loving one another in Holly Near’s “Simply Love”.
- Sing it Loud
- CLASSICAL LOVE SONGS
- Heart, We Will Forget Him
A beautiful setting of a poem by Emily Dickinson
- All I Was Doing was Breathing
An evocative piece for soloist, chorus and percussion about the choice a young woman in an Eastern country makes when she loves someone of whom her family disapproves
- Liebst du um Schöheit
A beautiful art song from the Romantic period by Clara Schumann
- Heart, We Will Forget Him
Friends and Family
Sunday, February 12, 7:00 PM
New for the 2011-2012 season is a series of preview performances where, for only $10 a seat, audiences can peek “behind the scenes” to see how we prepare a show for the main stage. These previews will be held at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, a beautiful performance venue in the city of Renton. Audiences will see/hear the Chorus fine-tune songs and staging for the upcoming show, and have a unique opportunity to engage with artistic director Dennis Coleman, as well as members of the Chorus, in an after-show audience discussion.
Tickets for the Friends and Family Preview Performance can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 206.388.1400,
or bought at the door on the day of the preview.
Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center
400 S Second Street
Renton, WA 98057
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A Heartfelt Partnership with Hopelink
Reaching out and helping those in need, Seattle Women’s Chorus (SWC) is partnering with Hopelink for a clothing drive at the performances of Shot Through The Heart. SWC is proud to support Hopelink, and we hope you can help too by bringing a donation of clothing, shoes, and bedding in good condition.
Hopelink provides a full array of critical social services to families, with a mission to promote self-sufficiency for all members of our community; helping people make lasting change. Hopelink serves families in north and east King County. Programs and services range from food, shelter, transportation, adult education, family support - all with the goal of moving families from crisis to stability.