Classical IPR in Concert - Tony's Swanky Singalong Soiree

May 29, 2020


Join the singalong fun Friday at 8:00, and Sunday at noon on Classical IPR.

Classical IPRs Soiree Series continues! Join Tony Bero for a swanky singalong soiree where we’ll hear some great party favorites from the 20s through the 60s! 

We’ll have cocktail and snack recipes, plus singalong favorites from Mitch Miller, Gene Autry, Doris Day, and many more! 

Put on your dancing shoes, and get ready to sing along this Friday at 8:00 and Sunday at noon on Classical IPR. 

Check out the entire playlist below.

Recipes featured in the program:

Shirley Temple

Put some ice in a rocks glass

Fill ¾ with ginger ale - I highly recommend Northwoods Soda’s Wild Ginger Ale

Float 1-2 TBSP Red Grenadine (Maraschino cherry juice also works well)

Garnish with 1-2 maraschino cherries

Polish Roses

12 green onions, cleaned and trimmed

8 ounces cream cheese

3 packages Buddig beef or ham - Mom used to make these with ham

Cover the white part of the green onion in cream cheese.

Fold the beef, not quite, in half and place the cream cheese covered onion in the middle of the folded beef.

Put a dab of cream cheese on the corner of the beef, this will help hold the meat in place.

Fold the beef over the cream cheese in a V-pattern.

Repeat with a second piece of ham

Place the Polish Roses in a vase of water to display and serve.

Tom Collins

1 1/2 C. Ice (about 3 cubes)

2 oz. your choice of gin: Bombay Sapphire

3/4 oz lemon juice

1/2 fl. oz simple syrup

2 oz club soda

Lemon wedge for garnish

Fill a Collins glass with 1 1/2 cups ice, set aside in the freezer. Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 cup ice, cover and shake until chilled. Strain into the chilled Collins glass.Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon wedge

The “Virgil” - named after Tony’s father-in-law, Virgil Tye (but it’s really just vodka on the rocks with lime)

Cover the bottom of a rocks glass with ice

Add 1-2 oz. vodka - Virgil recommends Russian Standard vodka if you can get it. Grey Goose also works.

Squeeze the juice from a lime wedge into the cocktail and drop the wedge into the cocktail


  1. Strike Up the Band - Victor Arden and the Phil Ohman Orchestra

  2. Ac-cen-tchu-ate the Positive - Johnny Mercer

  3. It’s Only a Paper Moon - Mitch Miller and the Singalong Gang

  4. Roll Out the Barrel - The Andrews Sisters

  5. Sentimental Journey - Doris Day with Les Brown and his Orchestra

  6. On the Good Ship Lollipop - Shirley Temple

  7. Blue Tango - Leroy Anderson

  8. Medley: I’ve Got Sixpence/I’ve Been Working on the Railroad/That’s Where My Money Goes - Mitch Miller & The Gang

  9. Bidin’ My Time - Mitch Miller and the Singalong Gang

  10. Puttin’ On The Ritz - Judy Garland

  11. The Hucklebuck - Charlie Shavers with Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra 

  12. Happy Feet - Leo Reisman and his Orchestra with vocals by Charlie Shavers

  13. One O’Clock Jump - Count Basie

  14. Do-Re-Mi - Mitch Miller, The Gang, and his Orchestra

  15. Home On The Range - Gene Autry

  16. Moon River - Audrey Hepburn accompanied by Henry Mancini and his Orchestra

  17. The Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page

  18. Some Enchanted Evening - Perry Como

  19. Show Me The Way To Go Home - The Andrews Sisters

  20. The Party’s Over - Shirley Bassey