The music of Cole Porter, the author of many classic American standards such as "Night and Day" and "Begin the Beguine," will be celebrated by the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society during two special performances Saturday and Sunday in the Vista Ballroom of the Van Patten Gold Club in Clifton Park.
"A Cole Porter Celebration: A Choral Cabaret in 2 Acts," will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, following a cocktail hour at 5 p.m. and chef's buffet at 6 p.m. Then on Sunday, a 3 p.m. performance will be preceded by a cocktail hour at 1 p.m. and a chef's buffet at 2 p.m.
The Cole Porter program is the third of four concerts offered by the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society during the 2018-2019 season. An Indiana native, Porter lived from 1891 to 1964, and was voted into the the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. He also wrote "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "In the Still of the Night."
Based in Burnt Hills where the group rehearses every Tuesday night at the BH-BL Senior High School, the Burnt Hills Oratorio consists of vocalists from all over the Capital Region. William Jon Gay is the group's artistic director and conductor.
Reservations are required and tickets, $70 for dinner and show, must be purchased by Wednesday. For more information call (518) 416-4060.