Cherie Shoemaker, Soprano

Nov 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Member Concerts

CherieShoemaker-thumb Soprano Cherie Shoemaker will be singing a beautiful vocal program on November 21st, accompanied by pianist, Stan Zenk. Her program highlights a wide range of songs from English and American composers.

Sacramento Saturday Club Presents
Cherie Shoemaker, Soprano
Stan Zenk, Piano
Samantha Arrasmith, Piano
November 21st at 7 p.m.


Bel piacere George Friedrich Handel
Lascia ch’io pianga George Friedrich Handel
Alleluja from Motet: Exsultate, jubilate W.A. Mozart
There Were Two Swans Vittorio Gianni
Be Still, My Heart Vittorio Gianni
Fern Hill Rosalind M. Luke Crosby
Willow (Ballad of Baby Doe) Douglas Moore
Italian Street Song (Naughty Marietta) Victor Herbert

Cherie loves a wide range of music but finds that her truly favorite music to sing are songs in English. This is the first program she will be singing songs by the composer, Vittorio Gianni.

“I love his music because of the passion that spills over through the music and words. Having recently lost my mother, Rosalind M. Luke Crosby due to acute leukemia, the words of sadness, loneliness and heartbreak in Gianni’s songs along with the incredibly romantic quality of melody really stirs my soul. I also couldn’t think of singing a program without including one of my mom’s compositions. She definitely captured through music the words of Dylan Thomas’ “Fern Hill.” Of course like most artists, it is really hard to narrow down one’s choices of music. I hope you will enjoy this program as much as I enjoyed preparing it. I always feel so grateful that in the midst of the everyday cares of the world, I can be a part of something magical and beautiful, music.” – Cherie Shoemaker

Find out more about Cherie on her website:

Be sure to join us at the Bradshaw’s on November 21st, 2009 for this lovely concert!

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