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Date:
June 17
Time:
8:00 pm EDT

Venue

Four Winds Field
501 W. South St.
South Bend, 46601
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Read more about the musicians of the symphony here!

Williams – Liberty Fanfare

Anderson – “Irish Suite”

III. The Rakes of Mallow

V. Last Rose of Summer

VI. The Girl I Left Behind Me

Copland –  “Simple Gifts”

Dvorak – Symphony No.9

IV. Allegro con fuoco

Johnson, arranged by Lackey – Lift Ev’ry Voice – Janet Hines-Norris, vocals

Berlin – God Bless America – Janet Hines-Norris, vocals

– Intermission –

Bernstein – West Side Story, Overture

Goldsmith – Rudy, Main Title

Arlen, arranged by Lackey – Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Janet Hines-Norris, vocals

Troop, arranged by Lackey – Route 66 – Janet Hines-Norris, vocals

Arranged by Morbach  – Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Randol Bass – American Celebration – Mayor James Mueller

Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture (excerpt)

Sousa – Stars and Stripes

Entertaining audiences with her strong, soulful voice that can hush an audience with “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” one minute then kick them into jazz-boogie overdrive with “Route 66” the next has been Hines-Norris’ calling since she was a young girl in South Bend singing in church choirs and school ensembles.

There was gospel, and there were influences from a number of great singers, such as Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, Anita Baker, Whitney Houston, all of whom traveled in spirit with Hines-Norris when she took off for Los Angeles in 1980 with her twin sister and spent five years pursuing a singing career as she performed lead and background vocals in theaters, clubs and other music venues.

By 1985, Hines-Norris returned to South Bend and reconnected with her music mentor, Willie Coates Jr. Since then, her voice has been heard at church worship services, conferences, political events, concerts, weddings and corporate events that have taken her to some of biggest music venues around the country and abroad to Cancun, the island of Haiti and London on two separate occasions.

Written by Jeff Harrell

South Bend Tribune

June 18, 2015

“Symphony Under The Stars” is part of the Shein Trust Community Series, and is presented by Indiana Trust Wealth Management.

Lift Ev’ry Voice – James Weldon Johnson

Lift every voice and sing   

Till earth and heaven ring,

Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;

Let our rejoicing rise

High as the listening skies,

Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.

Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,

Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us.   

Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,

Let us march on till victory is won.

Stony the road we trod,

Bitter the chastening rod,

Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;   

Yet with a steady beat,

Have not our weary feet

Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?

We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,

We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered,

Out from the gloomy past,   

Till now we stand at last

Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.

God of our weary years,   

God of our silent tears,

Thou who hast brought us thus far on the way;

Thou who hast by Thy might   

Led us into the light,

Keep us forever in the path, we pray.

Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee,

Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee;

Shadowed beneath Thy hand,   

May we forever stand.   

True to our God,

True to our native land.

God Bless America – Irving Berlin

God bless America, land that I love
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with the light from above
From the mountains to the prairies
To the oceans white with foam
God bless America, my home sweet home
God bless America, land that I love
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with the light from above
From the mountains to the prairies
To the oceans white with foam
God bless America, my home sweet home
From the mountains to the prairies
To the oceans white with foam
God bless America, my home sweet home
God bless America, my home sweet home

Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Harold Arlen

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There’s a land that I’ve heard of once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream,
Really do come true.
Someday I’ll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops,
High above the chimney tops,
That’s where you’ll find me.
Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can’t I?
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can’t I?
Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There’s a land that I’ve heard of once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream,
Really do come true.
Someday I’ll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops,
High above the chimney tops,
That’s where you’ll find me.
Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can’t I?
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can’t I?

Route 66 – Nat King Cole

If you ever plan to motor west,
Travel my way, take the highway that is best.
Get your kicks on Route Sixty-Six.
It winds from Chicago to L.A.,
More than two thousand miles all the way.
Get your kicks on Route Sixty-Six.
Now you go through Saint Louis
Joplin, Missouri,
And Oklahoma City is mighty pretty.
You see Amarillo,
Gallup, New Mexico,
Flagstaff, Arizona.
Don’t forget Winona,
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernardino.
Won’t you get hip to this timely tip
When you make that California trip
Get your kicks on Route Sixty-Six.
Won’t you get hip to this timely tip:
When you make that California trip
Get your kicks on Route Sixty-Six.
Get your kicks on Route Sixty-Six.
Get your kicks on route Sixty-Six.
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