Our 19th Annual Winter Concert


The Great Songs of Peggy Lee

February 19th and 20th 2011
Veterans Memorial Theater, 203 E 14th Street, Davis

Was a Fantastic Success

In a career that spanned nearly seven decades, Peggy Lee recorded a series of hit singles and albums that displayed her gifts as singer, songwriter and arranger, and was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the film, Pete Kelly's Blues.

Significantly, she was a strong woman who called the shots--rare in the music industry of the 1940s and 50s. Her life story is an amazing one, worthy of a novel or film-or a gala CWC concert in February featuring songs she made famous.

The program will highlight Lee's early work, which yielded hits with Benny Goodman like Why Don't You Do Right, and songs she wrote with her husband, guitarist, Dave Barbour, including It's a Good Day, I Don't Know Enough About You, and Mañana (Is Soon Enough For Me).

In the 1950s, she co-wrote songs for Disney's Lady and the Tramp, and launched a series of recordings that embraced popular music styles from the 1920s to the present day-including hits like Fever, and the Grammy-winning Is That All There Is.

Besides songs already mentioned, titles being considered for the February concert include: Golden Earrings, He's a Tramp, Lover, Mr. Wonderful, The Folks Who Live on the Hill, Ain't We Got Fun, When My Sugar Walks Down the Street, (You Gotta Have) Heart, Wish You Were Here, Hey There, Them There Eyes, But Beautiful, Hey Look Me Over, I'm a Woman, The Long and Winding Road, and such delightful rediscoveries as I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake City, Louisville Lou, A Doodlin' Song and When In Rome (I Do as the Romans Do), among others.

Concert performers include Joe Alkire, Bob Bowen, Gwyneth Bruch, Martha Dickman, Lenore Heinson, Stephen Peithman, Lenore Sebastian, and Peter Shack. Musical Director is LuAnn Higgs, and Percussionist is Jim Nakamura


Business Sponsors

Davis Waste Removal
Ellison, Schneider & Harris LLP
Union Bank of California
Abbey Road Press
Davis ACE Hardware

University Retirement Community
Bill Ritter & Associates
Delta Hearing
Larry Snyder Piano Service
The Peoples Vanguard of Davis
Todd & Barbara Photography

Paul Meyerhoff - Symphony Financial Planning
Woodland HealthCare - Yolo Adult Day Health Center
Kim Eichorn - Lyon Real Estate
Luke Watkins & David Thompson - Neighborhood Partners

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Individual Sponsors

Robert & Barbara Glauz
James Proctor
Starr and Jeff Barrow
Judith and Andrew Gabor
Jim & Pat Hutchinson
Bill & Caroline Kopper
John Ott & Annette Pouni      
Ron and Joanne Bell

Stephen Bick & Jill Slater
Evelyn Buddenhagen
Hung Jung and Ming Mei Lin
Michael & Sheila Lewis
Pat Miller
Peter and Kathryn Shack
Diane & Ken Wagstaff
Hibbard and Sharon Williams

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Peggy Lee


Joe Alkire

Bob Bowen

Gwyneth Bruch

Martha Dickman

Lenore Heinson

Stephen Peithman

Lenore Sebastian

Peter Shack

LuAnn Higgs

Jim Nakayama