Music of the Knights – A Celebration of Three of Britain’s Legendary Songwriters
Oh, what a Knight…or three.
Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney have a lot in common. They are all British-born, they each have an Academy Award and multiple Grammys and they have all been knighted by Her Majesty, the Queen. They are also three of the most successful songwriters of all time, with careers that span decades. From Broadway to the top of the pop charts, these three musical geniuses have created an incredible legacy.
Just think of the songs. From “Memory” and “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” to “Yesterday” and “Hey Jude” to “Your Song” and “Circle of Life,” these three composers have written some of the most memorable music of the last 50 years. Now, their work is assembled in a theatrical concert that will have the audience members on their feet and singing along to the soundtrack of their lives. The cast consists of three or four accomplished vocalists and a piano, bass and drums. The show is directed by Scott Coulter, its creator, who has received five MAC Awards from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, five Bistro Awards and two Nightlife Awards for Outstanding Vocalists. He has performed at New York City’s top rooms, including Birdland, 54 Below, The Oak Room at the Algonquin, and Feinstein’s at the Regency, where he spent a record-setting eight months. His self-titled debut CD won the 2003 MAC Award for Outstanding Recording. He was director and star of A Christmas Carol: The Symphonic Concert, in its world premiere with the Baltimore Symphony and reprised his role in the Emmy-nominated PBS production which premiered in December 2013.
Susan Agin, executive and artistic director of the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, said the show was great family entertainment. “Music of the Knights is the freshest theatrical concert I’ve experienced in years. Cheers erupted throughout the concert and when it was over, the multi-generational audience left spellbound. The joyful energy and excitement all around us was almost unbelievable.”
Here’s your chance to make a wonderful “Memory.”