MAUREEN McGOVERN PERFORMED AT THE HIGLEY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS IN GILBERT, ARIZONA
PHOTOS BY GLENDA S. PARADEE
Maureen McGovern put on a fantastic show at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts on December 19, 2019 in Gilbert, AZ. She intertwined all her hits, along with Christmas songs, and many stories into her show. She was a true delight.
McGovern had a beautiful voice. Some of the songs she sang was her big hit, "The Morning After", from The Poseidon Adventure , "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", which she sang acapella, "O Holy Night", "We May Never Love Like This Again", "You Raise Me Up", and many, many more.
I truly enjoyed the show and I look forward to seeing her again one day.
More on Maureen McGovern:
Elegantly sophisticated one moment, powerfully gutsy the next and always translucently pitch perfect, MAUREEN MCGOVERN is a superstar with a lifetime of music that spans Broadway, Grammy nominations and an Oscar-winning international #1 gold record. Her concerts offer fresh insight into trademark tunes showcasing her skillful play on rhythm, meter and beautifully extended phrasing. A storyteller at heart, she offers introspections and humor about love, life, and her own experiences through a very long and winding career. Maureen’s voice speaks for itself as she takes audiences on a nostalgic musical journey. With her own recipe of panache and artistry, she captivates audiences across the country with her wide vocal range and intimate reinvention of classics from Great American & American Pop Songbooks, film, theater, jazz and inspirational music. A multi-Grammy nominee, recording artist, Broadway performer and superb songstress, Maureen first came to fame with her Oscar-winning hit song, “The Morning After” from The Poseidon Adventure that garnered her first Grammy nomination for “Best New Artist.” Her solo album The Pleasure of His Company, with Emmy/Grammy-winning, jazz pianist, Mike Renzi, earned her a second Grammy nomination for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal.” She was also a featured guest artist on the Grammy Award-winning Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers. Other hits include, “Can You Read My Mind” from Superman, the Oscar-winning “We May Never Love Like This Again” from The Towering Inferno and “Different Worlds” from the TV series Angie. In addition to hearing her music in films and television, McGovern played the role of “Sr. Angelina” in the iconic comedy films Airplane! and Airplane II: The Sequel and “Rachel” in Joseph: King of Dreams with Ben Affleck. Her Broadway credits include The Pirates of Penzance, Three Penny Opera with Sting, and Little Women, among others. Her recent PS Classics CD, A LONG AND WINDING ROAD, has been praised by The New York Times as “…a captivating musical scrapbook from the 1960’s to the early 70’s. Ms. McGovern’s vocal technique is second to none.” Her current release, YOU RAISE ME UP—A Spiritual Journey, is an intimate yet powerful recording. McGovern says, “We are all a part of something much greater than ourselves and connected to each other soul to soul. We are all one family.” For over 35 years, Maureen has served the Muscular Dystrophy Association as a Board Member, Vice President, and Chairperson of the record-breaking Shamrocks Against Dystrophy Campaign. An equally passionate supporter of music therapy, Maureen has been an Artist Spokesperson for the American Music Therapy Association since 2001. She is currently a Board Member of Medicine and the Arts/Humanism in Medicine at the Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Thanks For The Music Maureen!