Abu Dhabi Choral Group Brings Virtual Musical Show "Scene It? Sing It!" to the Arts Center

The performance celebrates musicals in an evening filled with sing-along-songs

Press Release

Abu Dhabi Choral Group (ADCG) will perform Scene It? Sing It!, an entertaining virtual show featuring scenes and songs from classic musicals and lesser-known productions, online via The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) on Wednesday, June 21 at 8pm, on the globally-celebrated solstice celebration, World Music Day. This is the fourth such virtual concert collaboration, following the success of Quarantania Mania last June and Nostalgia in December.

ADCG’s Scene It? Sing It! will feature 25 members from 10 countries, who have helped build the group’s reputation and enthusiastic audience in the UAE. They will perform memorable songs from popular ADCG shows including Beauty and the Beast and The Wizard of Oz.

Established in 1977, the longest running amateur music group in the UAE, ADCG performs two shows a year – a musical revue in the fall and a fully staged musical in the spring.  Now in its 44th season, the community driven group has staged more than 76 shows to date and represents more than 15 nationalities and languages spoken amongst its talented cast that ranges from first-time performers to seasoned veterans. 

We are delighted to bring another virtual performance to the UAE through our collaboration with The Arts Center at NYUAD.  At ADCG, we are dedicated to bringing accessible and affordable live entertainment to the diverse community of Abu Dhabi.  Whilst there are certain challenges that arise in trying to deliver high quality performances in a virtual setting, we are confident that we have created a show that combines fun and camaraderie with fantastic singing and acting.  This is certainly one that the whole family can enjoy – and better still, it is available to audiences around the world.

ADCG Music Director Caroline Kelly

Commenting on the show, Executive Artistic Director at The Arts Center at NYUAD Bill Bragin added:  “Community is at the very heart of ADCG, and at The Arts Center we believe that the community represents the living expression of culture. Scene It? Sing It! is sure to be yet another upbeat and uplifting performance by the stalwart cast of ADCG. This fourth collaboration between the Arts Center and ADCG demonstrates our continued commitment to working together to advance the UAE’s art and culture scene and to deliver memorable and inspiring experiences to the nation’s people.”

Scene it? Sing It represents the latest in a long line of acclaimed shows by ADCG including: Footloose - The Musical (2019, at The Arts Center)Cole Porter’s Anything Goes (2018), The Addams Family (2016), Legally Blonde the Musical (2015), Curtains (2014), The Wedding Singer (2013), Once Upon a Mattress (2012), Urinetown (2011), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (2010), and Meredith Willson’s The Music Man (2009).

About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is the first comprehensive liberal arts and research campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university. NYU Abu Dhabi has integrated a highly selective undergraduate curriculum across the disciplines with a world center for advanced research and scholarship. The university enables its students in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, and arts to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world and advance cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. NYU Abu Dhabi’s high-achieving students have come from over 115 countries and speak over 115 languages. Together, NYU's campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai form the backbone of a unique global university, giving faculty and students opportunities to experience varied learning environments and immersion in other cultures at one or more of the numerous study-abroad sites NYU maintains on six continents.