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Symphony Pops: The First Ladies of Song | Symphony Pops: I Got Rhythm!
Symphony Pops: Holiday Songs | Big Band Shows | Quartet Cabarets


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For all inquiries contact Big Wow Productions on 330-592-2453.



As you are undoubtedly aware, in addition to artistic excellence and first-rate musicians, today’s audiences are looking for something more. They want to feel, be moved and sense more involvement with the artist and musicians. They want a repertoire that’s varied and familiar, and music information with enough background for them to enjoy the performance.

Enter Helen Welch

Relevant and dynamic, Helen more than fulfills today’s audience expectations. A native of England, Helen is a consummate musician as well as vocalist. Upon moving to the U.S in 2003, Helen began appearing in venues throughout the North East. Her unique talent for choosing songs that stand the test of time and making them her own, and her ability to intimately engage her audience, quickly earned her a large and devoted following.

Helen has headlined for world-class musical organizations such as the Cleveland Orchestra, the Akron Symphony and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, to name a few.

The First Ladies of Song. Symphony Pops Show

CONTACTBig Wow Productions: 330-592-2453
LENGTHFull Show
TIME90 minutes (45 minutes per set approx.)

Take a soul-stirring journey during this exciting musical production as Helen turns the spotlight on the greatest divas of them all and the songs they made so famous: Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Aretha Franklin, Barbara Streisand, Bette Midler, Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Sarah Vaughan and Karen Carpenter to name a few. A show full of color, entertainment, fun, laughs, memories and the most exciting combination of orchestra and vocalist.

ACT ONE
Divas Overture3.50Arr. David Kempers
Strike Up the Band(Opening Song)3.00Arr. Nelson Riddle
Walkin’ After Midnight(Patsy Cline)3.10Arr. Paul Ferguson
Misty(Sarah Vaughan)2.30Arr. Nelson Riddle
Fever(Peggy Lee)3.40Arr. David Kempers
Them There Eyes*(Billie Holiday)3.10Arr. Roland Paolucci
At Last(Etta James)3.40Arr. Paul Ferguson
Over the Rainbow(Judy Garland)5.17Arr. David Kempers
The Trolley Song*(Judy Garland)3.00Arr. Paul Fergson
*Requires an improvised trumpet solo

ACT TWO
Orchestra(Musical Director’s choice)
Someone Like You / Rolling in the Deep(Adele)Arr. David Hanson
Natural Woman(Aretha Franklin)3.50Arr. David Kempers
Perhaps(Doris Day)2.35Arr. David Kempers
I Won’t Last a Day(Karen Carpenter)3.35Arr. David Hanson
Evergreen(Barbara Streisand)4.05Arr. David Kempers
Feeling Good(Nina Simone)4.34Arr. Paul Ferguson
Wind Beneath My Wings(Bette Midler)4.00Arr. David Kempers
Ella Medley(Ella Fitzgerald)8.00Arr. David Kempers
(A-tisket a tasket/ Summertime/ It Don’t Mean A Thing / Lady Be Good)
Encore (unannounced)
I'll Be Seeing You(Various)Arr. Paul Ferguson

I Got Rhythm. Symphony Pops Show

CONTACTBig Wow Productins: 330-592-2453
LENGTHHalf or Full Show
TIMEDependent on song choices made. Full show approx. 90 minutes.

This program contains a wonderful collection of best loved songs from the American Songbook. Orchestras are able to hand pick songs from the following selection to use as a half show OR the songs are performed in the following order as a full show.

ACT ONE
Orchestra piece(Musical Director’s choice)
Strike up the Band2.36
Someone to watch3.44
You make me feel so young2.19
The Trolley Song*3.00
Embraceable You4.35(stings, harp, piano, drums)
Love Walked In3.55(stings, harp, piano, drums)
The way you look tonight2.32
Misty2.30
On A Wonderful Day Like Today3.00
*Requires an improvised trumpet solo

ACT TWO
Orchestra piece(Musical Director’s choice)
Them There Eyes3.10
By strauss2.32
Nice work3.35
I”ve got a crush3.30(strings, harp, piano, drums)
Fascinating Rhythm3.26
The very thought of you4.40(strings, bass, piano, drums, horns)
I Got Rhythm3.06
Ella medley8.00
(A-Tisket a-Tasket / Summertime / It Don’t Mean A Thing / Lady Be Good.)
Encore (unannounced)
I’ll Be Seeing You4.27

Instrumentation
  • Artist can provide pianist (recommended)
  • Show requires a strong jazz rhythm section (piano, bass and drums). Rhythm section should be placed together on stage preferably stage right so the bass player can join the bass section when needed.
  • For ‘Bring in the Divas!’ Bass player needs to double on upright and electric bass.

Flutes/ piccolo, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, trumpets, trombones, tuba percussion, harp, strings (violins, violas, cellos, basses), rhythm section piano, rhythm section bass, drum set

Symphony Pops: Holiday songs

Please Come Home for Christmas
On a Wonderful Day Like Today
The Christmas Song
Happy Holidays / Holiday Season
Winter Weather/Winter Wonderland medley
I'll Be Home for Christmas
It Happened in Sun Valley

Big Band Shows

Contact Big Wow Productions: 330-592-2453 for more detailed information, press pack and demo CD.

The First Ladies of SongCelebrates the music of many of the great female vocalists from across the genres and decades.
Swinging on BroadwayPow! Broadway with a swing!
Big Band Bash!Classic big band to listen or to dance to
Jingle Bell SwingA Holiday show to make your spirits soar

Instrumentation
4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxes, piano, bass and drums.

Quartet Cabarets

Beatles a Little Brit DifferentHelen celebrates and song-styles the music of the Beatles, her way!
My Heart Belongs to BroadwayA bountiful array of Broadway love songs
Yesterday Once MoreCelebrates the music of The Carpenters
Notes from the Silver ScreenMusic from the movies
The First Ladies of SongMusic of some of the world's best female singers
UnforgettableThe great American Songbook
Jingle Bell SwingA Holiday show to make your spirits soar!

Instrumentation
Helen brings her own rhythm section of piano, bass and drums for the above cabarets.