Citizens Who Care Annual Winter Concert

Our 2008 concert "It's Delovely!"

The Great Songs of Cole Porter

Was performed on February 23 and 24, 2008

CWC's 16th annual Winter Concert on February 23 and 24, 2008 was a fantastic success. Each year this is one of the most popular music events in town.

"Night and Day," "I Get A Kick Out of You," "You're the Top," "Begin the Beguine," "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" -- some of the cleverest, funniest, and most romantic songs ever written came from the pen of Cole Porter. He was unmatched as a tunesmith, and his Hollywood and Broadway musicals--Kiss Me Kate, Anything Goes, Silk Stockings, Can-Can and High Society--set the standards of style and wit to which today's composers and lyricists aspire.

A contemporary of George Gershwin, Richard Rogers and Jerome Kern, Porter's urbane wit and musical complexity won him the affection of the nation. Songs such as "What Is This Thing Called Love," "I Get A Kick Out of You," "It Was Just One of Those Things," "I've Got You Under My Skin," and "It's Delovely," became instant hits and have remained classics. While his name was associated with many upbeat show tunes, a more serious side could be seen in such wonderful songs as "I Love Paris," and "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye."

It used to be said that Cole Porter's songs sang for a smart set that the average American knew about only from hearsay, and that therefore, it was surprising that they struck the large public's fancy. But the truth is that Cole Porter sang for everyone. The sophistication in his lyrics represented a point of view many of us wished to achieve. His tunes, in the last analysis, had a universal touch.

In addition to the songs mentioned above, this year's concert included "Let's Do It," "You Do Something to Me," "Easy to Love," "Get Out of Town," "In the Still of the Night," "Friendship," "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," "Don't Fence Me In," "Always True to You in My Fashion," "Why Can't You Behave?," "It's All Right With Me," and "True Love," among others.

This year's musical entertainment was created by
Martha Dickman & Stephen Peithman
(host of Capital Public Radio's Musical Stages)
assisted by Music Director Jim Croghan

Photo at the right by Todd and Barbara Hammond Photography

Performers from the top left:

Jim Croghan
Bob Bowen
Lenore Sebastian     
Peter Shack
Martha Dickman     
Lenore Heinson
Joe Alkire
Stephen Peithman
Gwyneth Bruch

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CWC thanks all of the people who make our concert a success - the performers, the technical crew, the greeters, the ushers, the refreshments people, the planners, the ticket sellers, the program editor, the concert committee, and all the many individual and corporate sponsors listed below. To get more information on underlined business sponsors click their names.

Business Sponsors

Davis Waste Removal
Union Bank of California
Woodland HealthCare/Yolo Adult Day Health Center      
Abbey Road Press Printing & Design
Davis Ace Hardware
Nugget Market
Symphony Financial Planning
All-Cal Insurance Agency
Atria-Covell Gardens
Jim Belenis/Edward Jones Investments
Delta Hearing Aid Center
Davis Cannery Park/Lewis Planned Communities
Davis Funeral Chapel
Kim Eichorn/Lyon Real Estate
Ellison, Schneider & Harris LLP

Gerber & Read
Neighborhood Partners/Eleanor Roosevelt Circle
People's Vanguard of Davis
University Retirement Community
Wells Fargo Bank
Courtyard Health Care
Design House
Dixon Florist
First Northern Bank
Elkington Law Office
R H Phillips Winery
The Roe Building
Safeway - Marketplace
Larry Snyder Piano Service
Strelitzia Flower Company
Todd & Barbara Photography

Individual Sponsors

Robert & Barbara Glauz
Jim & Pat Hutchinson
Bill & Carolyn Kopper
Michael & Sheila Lewis
Susan Mann & William Skinner      
John Ott
Mary Ellen Baldwin
John Ott

Diane & Charlie Bamforth
Starr and Jeff Barrow
Evelyn & Ivan Buddenhagen      
Judith & Andrew Gabor
Suzanne & Bill Hall
Hung-Jung & Ming-Mei Lin
Patricia Miller
Deborah & John Poulos
Donna & Jim Provenza
Kathryn & Peter Shack
Marion Small
Jill Slater & Steve Bick
Diane & Ken Wagstaff
Cecilia Escamilla-Greenwald
Mary Ann & Victor Jung
Kathryn Wagstaff