Music of the ’40s featured in ‘Music On Main’ with the Nightingale Trio March 13

Staff Report

Travel back to the 1940s with the Nightingale Trio and Ron Foran at Mendelssohn’s “Music on Main … Classically Inspired” series at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 13. The performance will be at Mendelssohn’s historic Emerson House, 420 N. Main St., Rockford.

The Nightingale Trio, consisting of Marsha Martin, Cathy Herdeman and Elizabeth LaGrande O’Leary, has been singing together since 2006, specializing in pop music of the 1930s and 1940s. This performance will feature music from the ’40s with special guest Ron Foran and accompanist Rulee Stallman.

Songs you will hear at this performance include: “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Don’t Fence Me In,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” “It’s Been a Long, Long Time,” “Sentimental Journey,” “Boo Hoo” and “Mairzy Doats.”

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students up to age 25. Reservations are not required, but tickets may be purchased online at, by calling (815) 964-9713 or at the door. All seating is first come, first serve.

From the March 12-18, 2014

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