By Kevin Boyle
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – The Beatles Ensemble at Camden County College played some of the British band’s popular songs in a concert Dec. 8 on the Blackwood campus.
The ensemble presented “Beatles for Sale” at 7:30 p.m. in the Dennis Flyer Theater.
This is the sixth semester that Camden County College has hosted a Beatles production. This semester the ensemble chose to perform the songs from the Beatles album “Beatles for Sale.” The album was the Beatles’ fourth studio album. It was released Dec. 4, 1964. Dec. 8 is also the date that Beatle John Lennon was murdered in 1980.
The members of the ensemble are: Pat Brennan on bass, piano and drums; Joseph Carney, percussion; David Chorzelewski, vocals; Alyssa Ford, vocals and ukulele; Nick Hall, trumpet; Jonisa Jones, clarinet; Camille Peruto, vocals and guitar; Harry Schonleber, drums and piano; Michael Tedesco, guitar; and Dave White, guitar and bass.
Of the 14 songs played, eight were original Beatles songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and six were covers written by other artists featured on the album.
The playlist was:
1. “No Reply”
2. “I’m A Loser”
3. “Baby’s In Black”
4. “Rock and Roll Music” (Chuck Berry)
5. “I’ll Follow The Sun”
6. “Mr. Moonlight” (Roy Lee Johnson)
7. “Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey” (Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller/Richard Penniman)
8. “Eight Days A Week”
9. “Words Of Love” (Buddy Holly)
10. “Honey Don’t” (Carl Perkins)
11. “Every Little Thing”
12. “I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party”
13. “What You’re Doing”
14. “Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby” (Carl Perkins).
At the conclusion of the concert, because it is the holiday season, the ensemble played “Happy X-Mas, War Is Over,” which was written by John Lennon in 1971.
Admission to the concert was free. About 40 people attended the show.