Timeless: a word that is far too often applied to anything and everything; but when it comes to The Great American Songbook, it is perfectly appropriate! The many standard swinging jazz numbers composed in the United States between the 1920s and the ‘50s by great masters like Cole Porter, Jerome Kern or the Rodgers & Hart duo, are just that: timeless. Each and every number has not only unfailingly stood the test of time, but has gained in lustre with each new interpretation.

The Vlaams Radiokoor brings some of the finest numbers from The Great American Songbook for choir, plunging you fully into the mood and glamour of an American jazz club.

programme

Cole Porter – Begin the Beguine / Let's Misbehave / Night and Day / I've Got You Under My Skin / Every Time We Say Goodbye
Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart – My Funny Valentine
Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer
– Moon River
Albert Beach & Charles Trenet
– I Wish You Love
Thelonious Monk
– Round Midnight
Arthur Hamilton
– Cry Me a River
Victor Young & Edward Heyman – When I Fall in Love
Georges Shearing & George D. Weiss
– Lullaby of Birdland
George Douglas & George D. Weiss
– What a Wonderful World
Jeroen D'hoe
– The Rhythm
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