1950s: The Golden Age
of Black and White
Naples Philharmonic Pops
Jack Everly, principal pops conductor
Farah Alvin, vocalist
Karen Murphy, vocalist
Chapter 6, a cappella vocal group
Remember the good old days of Elvis and I Love Lucy? American Idol stars Chapter 6 revisit a simpler time with Broadway vets Farah Alvin and Karen Murphy. Join us as we honor the birth of rock and roll, Doris Day and the legendary TV and radio show themes of the 50s.
Farah Alvin appeared on Broadway in Grease!, Saturday Night Fever, The Look of Love: The Music of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, the Tony Award-wining revival of Nine and Madison Square Garden’s A Christmas Carol. She earned a 2009 Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor and has performed as a soloist with the symphony orchestras of Indianapolis, Detroit, Seattle, Nashville and the National Symphonies of Canada and the US.
Karen Murphy has enjoyed many roles on Broadway, appearing in 9 to 5, All Shook Up, the Tony Award- winning 42nd Street, Titanic, A Christmas Carol and King David. Murphy received a 2009 Drama Desk nomination for her acclaimed performance in My Vaudeville Man and has performed with the Pittsburgh, Seattle, Cincinnati, Toronto, Rochester and Indianapolis pops orchestras. An accomplished cabaret artist, Murphy’s one-woman show Torchgoddess is featured in The Nifty Fifties, a pops orchestra concert program.
Chapter 6 is a professional a cappella ensemble, with a resume of over 1,100 performances across the US, Canada and Hong Kong. Comprised of six male vocalists and one arranger, Chapter 6 is the only vocal ensemble to have won both The International Competition of Collegiate A-Cappella and The National Harmony Sweepstakes. They have appeared with The National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center and on American Idol. In 2012 Chapter 6’s Color by Number album received the Contemporary A-cappella Recording Award for Best Jazz Album of the Year.