"All Aboard" is the theme of the Greater Falmouth Mostly All-Male Men's Chorus's fall concerts, which will be held Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, December 2 at 3 PM at St. Patrick's Church, 511 Main Street in Falmouth.
"Let the journey begin. If it's travel or transport - planes, trains, or automobiles - we're singing about it," said Marcy Franklin Lerner, president of the GFMAMMC. "We have a lot of great songs about transportation; songs that are fun to sing and fun to listen to."
Brittany Haskell, artistic director of the chorus, has chosen the songs using a creative interpretation of transportation. Among the songs on the program are "The Letter" ("Give me a ticket for an airplane, I ain't got time to take a fast train"), a medley of "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "The Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe," "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," "500 Miles," "Old Paint," "Route 66," "Walking in Memphis," and "Bicycle Built for Two." With a nod to the holiday season, the chorus will also sing a festive "Sleigh Bells."
There will be small-group numbers and a sing-along to involve the audience in the fun of making music.
Pianist Megan Anthony will accompany the chorus.
Keeping with a tradition established in the spring concert, individual chorus members will introduce each song with a personal reflection on the song.
"This has really been fun," said Marcy Lerner. "Some of the stories are funny, some are poignant, but all are memorable. It adds a depth to the music. You learn something about the music, and you learn something about us."
The chorus, which was formed in 1990, consists of about 30 singers, "mostly men," who sing in men's traditional, four-part harmony: tenor 1 and 2, baritone, and bass.
The group relies on membership dues, concert proceeds, grants, and donations.
Marcy Lerner urges all to "support the arts: be a performer, be an audience participant, be a patron. There is a lot of great music in Falmouth."
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from a chorus member or at Eight Cousins.
For more information on the chorus, visit www.falmouthmenschorus.org, find the chorus on Facebook, or call Marcy Lerner at 508-564-0054.