Charles Strouse: Maybe

Written by Chelsea Shephard


February 7, 2017

For Day Two, I have chosen for you, beloved NYFOS supporters, “Maybe” from Annie. This song taught those of us raised on classic musicals as I was (thanks, Mom!) one of our first lessons in empathy. I never really sang this song, but lord I loved it! I also had an audition at NOLA once where they were conducting an Annie masterclass next door. Imgaine, child after child belting as high as they can while I’m trying to channel my inner Pamina/Countess/Juliette/etc. Because of that traumatizing experience, I will NOT be selecting Annie’s “Tomorrow.”

“Maybe” from Annie (the movie)

Chelsea Shephard

Soprano Chelsea Shephard (formerly Morris) was praised by Opera News for her “beautiful, lyric instrument” and “flawless legato” when she performed in NYFOS’s Emerging Artist program in 2015. Come hear her in Picnic Cantata/Dinner at Eight on Feb 18 in Reston, VA or on Feb 21 in NYC.


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