Musical Tributes and Satirical Songs by Christopher Mason

 
MAYOR MIKE BLOOMBERG
“It’s Not Easy Going Green” song 
performed at N.R.D.C’s 
“Forces For Nature” gala 
honoring the Mayor, 
Cipriani 42nd Street, New York,
April 2008.

THE DUKE & DUCHESS OF MARLBOROUGH
“The Ballad of the Leaky Lake” 
performed at a private dinner given 
by Hilary and Wilbur Ross
in honor of Sunny and Lily Marlborough,
New York, May 2009.

NITHU RAMKUMAR
“Nithu, the Vegetarian Rotarian,”
recorded in Sagaponack, Long Island, uploaded to YouTube, and projected onto a giant screen for a 50th birthday party in Madras, India, 
June 2009.

HOWARD & MICHELE KESSLER
“Welcome, Kesslers”
performed at a party in Southampton, New York, welcoming the Palm Beach and Boston-based philanthropists on their first visit to the Hamptons, 
August 2009.

STEPHEN SCHWARZMAN
30 minutes of special material about historical and current political scandals, performed at a private dinner given by the Chairman of the Blackstone Group and his wife Christine Schwarzman in England.
November 2008.

MARIO BUATTA
“Don’t Put Your Chintzes on the Chair,” , song performed at a dinner 
given by Parsons The New School of Design
in honor of the Prince of Chintz
November 2008.

WILBUR ROSS
“Wilbur’s Song” performed
at the 70th Birthday party 
of Wilbur Ross, the Forbes 400
“steel billionaire,” Palm Beach, 
December 2007.
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MARIO BUATTA
“The Prince of Chintz Song”
celebrating the establishment of the 
Mario Buatta Atelier
at the New York School of Interior Design
Metropolitan Club, New York
March 9, 2011

BARBARA & DONALD TOBER
“The Tobers Together” Song 
performed at The American Cancer Society’s 2010 Spring Gala, in honor of the recipients of the 2010 Humanitarian Award,
St. Regis Hotel, New York, 
April 13, 2010

THE NEW MUSEUM
“The Bowery’s New Museum” song performed at a gala dinner for trustees and $1 million donors to inaugurate the Museum’s new building
Bowery, New York,
November 2007.

DENISE HASTINGS
“Retail Therapy” Song
performed as the 50th birthday party of bon vivant and psychotherapeutic psychotheraplst Denise Hastings, 
Savile Club, London, 
February 2010.

ROSAMOND BERNIER
“La Vie de Rosamond”
performed at a reception honoring
the legendary Metropolitan Museum
lecturer, New York, April 2008.

HEATHER COHANE
“Heather’s Song” 
performed at a dinner to bid adieu to 
the irrepressible Heather Cohane, founder of Quest Magazine, upon her
move to Monte Carlo.
September 2007

AGNES GUND
“Aggie Get Your Gund” – 
performed at the Municipal Art Society’s gala honoring the President Emeritus of the Museum of Modern Art with the prestigious Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award, Beacon Court, New York, 2004.







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RECENT PERFORMANCES by CHRISTOPHER MASON:

OTHER MUSICAL ROASTS, TOASTS & SATIRICAL SONGS by CHRISTOPHER MASON for:

PHILANTHROPY


NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

“The New York Public Library Song” – performed at the Ten

Treasures Dinner, a gala benefit for the Library.


THE JEWISH MUSEUM

“The Purim Spiel” – performed at the Museum’s Masked Purim Ball in the grand ballroom at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel,

New York.


AIDS CARE CENTER, NEW YORK HOSPITAL

“The Nouvelle Restraint” – a spoof of “Nouvelle Society,” performed at a gala to benefit the AIDS Care Center at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center,New York.


CHESS IN THE SCHOOLS

“The Dorothy & Lewis Cullman Song” – performed at a Chess-in-the-Schools gala honoring the legendary philanthropist who launched the first LBO,

and his wife Dorothy,

Cipriani 42nd Street


ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

“Salut a Provence” – performed at a gala to benefit the Art Institute of Chicago,

Marshall Fields, Chicago.


LENOX HILL HOSPITAL

“Bulgari Valentine Song” – performed at a benefit to renovate the Emergency Room at Lenox Hill Hospital, Bulgari,

New York.


DOMINICK DUNNE

“The Dominick Dunne Song” – performed at a dinner in honor of the author to benefit The New York Public Library.


DAVID ROCKEFELLER

“Open Your Checkbooks, Corporate Chiefs” – performed at The N.Y. City Partnership gala honoring Mr. Rockefeller.


KITTY CARLISLE HART

“Our Heart to Hart” – performed at a dinner honoring the former

Broadway star and Chairman of the New York State Council for the Arts, at the Museum of Modern Art.  


PHILIP JOHNSON

“Nifty at Ninety” – performed at the 90th birthday of the legendary architect, at The Museum of Modern Art.


BROOKE ASTOR

“Brooke, Wonderful Brooke” – performed at a gala honoring Mrs. Astor to benefit the Henry Street Settlement, Plaza Hotel, New York.


JOAN RIVERS, MARIO BUATTA, DR. RUTH

“Stars For Hire!” – a spoof of celebrities volunteering as maid, hostess and butler, at a benefit dinner for The Mission Society, at the New York apartment of Dina Merrill.

SOCIETY


BROOKE ASTOR

“The Developers’ Song” – performed at a surprise 80th birthday party for Mrs. Vincent Astor in the Trustees Room of The New York Public Library.


MEREDITH & TOM BROKAW

“The Divine Miss M” – performed at the 50th birthday party given by Tom Brokaw for his wife Meredith, at a dinner overlooking the skating rink at Rockefeller Plaza.


CORNELIA GUEST

“Cornelia Guest’s Birthday Song” – performed at a party for Doris Duke, the philanthropist, and “the Debutante of the Decade,” given by C.Z. Guest at Templeton, her estate in Old Westbury, Long Island.


MARIO BUATTA

Don’t Put Your Chintz on the Chaise, Little Mario” – performed at a

dinner in honor of the infamous interior designer known as the Prince of Chintz.


WILLIAM S. PALEY

“The Bill Paley Song” – performed for the chairman of CBS and founder of the American television, at a dinner to celebrate his 87th year, at Shinnecock Golf Club, Southampton.


ROSAMOND BERNIER/BROOKE ASTOR

“La Vie de Rosamond” – performed at a book party for Rosamond Bernier given by Mrs. Astor at the Knickerbocker Club, New York, and at a reception in Rosamond’s honor at the Metropolitan Museum

of Art.


IVANA TRUMP

“Please May I Borrow Your Yacht?” – performed aboard the Trump Princess at three inaugural lunch parties, New York Harbor.


ELEANOR LAMBERT

Eleanor, Queen of Tattoos” – performed at a reception honoring the inventor of the International Best Dressed List, at Tiffany & Co., Fifth Avenue, New York.


ALLISON & LEONARD STERN

“Leonard & Allison Song”

performed at the Sterns’ 20th Wedding Anniversary

Watermill, Long Island,

August 2007


DOMINIQUE LEVY

“Levy en Rose” song

performed at celebrated art dealer’s

40th Birthday Party,

Paris, France,

June 2007

CORPORATE

HEARST CORPORATION
“Hearst Magazines Christmas Song,” Hearst Building, 
New York.

MARTHA STEWART
“K Sera Sera - or - The Kmart Caper” – performed a party given by Martha Stewart for the chairman of KMART.
Turkey Hill Farm, Westport, Connecticut.

SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE
“Six Flags Great Adventure Song” – performed at a dinner for senior executives of Six Flags, at Tavern on the Green, 
New York.

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF SHOPPING CENTERS
“Malled to Pieces” – performed at a gala for the International Council of Shopping Centers, Washington, DC.

JAMES WOLFENSOHN
“Billion Dollar Deal Song” – performed at a closing dinner for the Cypress-Amax deal at the request of the future Chairman of the World Bank, Hotel Plaza Athenee, New York.

TIFFANY & CO.
“Tiffany By Twilight” – performed at a candlelight preview of 
Tiffany's fragrance.

J.P. MORGAN
“Anyone For Dennis?” – performed at the retirement dinner for Dennis Weatherstone, Chairman of J.P. Morgan Bank, 
Morgan Library, New York.

WEDGWOOD
“Peerless Piers Pushes Porcelain” – performed at a dinner honoring Lord Piers Wedgwood, chairman of the Wedgwood Porcelain Company, 
New Orleans.

MONSANTO CORPORATION
“Earle Harbison Song” – performed at the retirement dinner for Earle Harbison, chairman of Monsanto, in Washington, DC.

SARA LEE CORPORATION
“Paul Fulton Song” – performed at a dinner to mark the retirement of Paul Fulton, president of Sara Lee, 
Lake Shore, Ill.

DONALD TRUMP
“Trump the Game” – performed for the launch of Milton Bradley’s Trump-the-Game, F.A.O. Schwartz, Fifth Avenue, New York.

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
“Mel’s Retirement Song” – performed at a gala to mark the retirement of Mel Jacobs, chairman of Saks, at the Temple of Dendur, 
Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES

“Charles in Charleston” – performed at a gala dinner given by the Prince for global business leaders, Charleston, South Carolina.


T.R.H. THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF YORK

“The New York Song” – performed at a reception for Prince Andrew and "Fergie" at Barney’s, New York.


SENATOR FRANK LAUTENBERG

“Frank’s Song” – performed at the Senator 70th birthday dinner Signo Rifle Club, New York.


U.N. AMBASSADOR JEANE KIRKPATRICK

“Jeane Kirkpatrick’s Birthday Song” – performed at a reception for the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, New York.


PRIME TIME LIVE, ABC TV

“The Lefty Song” – topic: The left-handedness of three

presidential candidates: Bill Clinton, Ross Perot and George Bush, performed on

Prime Time Live.


GOOD MORNINGAMERICA,

ABC TV

“The 12 Days of Christmas Fitness Song” performed on Good Morning America.


BBC TV

“Santa to the Stars” – song recorded at the Oak Room, Algonquin Hotel, New York for BBC 2 documentary.


PBS

“The Perfect Sherlock Holmes” – performed at a gala celebrating the success of PBS’ Mystery series, Los Angeles, CA.


MERCHANT IVORY FILMS

“The Merchant Ivory Song” – performed at a dinner given by Sony Classics to celebrate the success of Howard’s End, The Plaza Hotel, New York.


GREGORY PECK

“Peerless Pecks” – performed at the Park Avenue apartment of

Judy Green at a dinner in honor of the movie star and his wife Veronique.


BOB WEINSTEIN

“Beep Beep, Honk Honk, Vroom Vroom,”

song performed for the 3rd birthday of Jake Weinstein,

the son of Bob Weinstein,

co-founder of Miramax and the Weinstein Company, and his wife Annie,

Greenwich, CT.




   David Koch             Leonard Lauder

Click on the player, below, to listen to “Retail Therapy,” Denise Hasting’s 50th Birthday song, performed in London at the Savile Club in Mayfair, March 2010.

HARRY BENSON
“Wild About Harry”
performed at the surprise 80th birthday party for Harry Benson, the famous Scottish photographer who captured the Beatles’ American debut and every U.S. president from Eisenhower to Obama. New York, December 2009.

JOHN LORING
“The John Loring Song”
performed at the American Cancer Society’s 2010 Spring Gala, in honor of the Design Director Emeritus of Tiffany & Co., recipient of the 2010 Man of Achievement Award, 
St. Regis Hotel, New York,
April 2010.

LIZ SMITH
“The Liz Smith Song”
performed at a dinner honoring 
the famous syndicated gossipeuse 
to benefit The Writing Center,
Doubles, New York,
April 2007.

PHILIP JOHNSON’S GLASS HOUSE
“A Man for the Four Seasons,”
“Nifty at Ninety,”Philip Changed His Mind,” songs performed for the legendary architect’s 90th birthday party at the Museum of Modern Art in 1996 and reprised at a symposium Johnson’s 
Glass House, May 2008.

UK AMBASSADOR TO THE 
UNITED NATIONS
"A Better Grade of Leather in Their Bulletproof Mercedes,” “The Curse of U.N.
Acronyms” and other songs performed at a dinner given by Sir Emyr Jones Parry, British Ambassador to the U.N.
Colony Club, New York.

DOROTHY & LEWIS CULLMAN
"Dorothy & Lewis Song” – performed at a 
Chess-in-the-Schools gala 
honoring Lewis, the 
philanthropist who 
launched the first LBO, and 
his wife Dorothy, at Cipriani 
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