Featuring Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy”
With Ingrid Verhulsdonk, piano soloist
And for the first time, we’re performing at…
University Christian Church Saturday, May 30, 7:30pm Sunday, May 31, 3:00pm
Saturday, May 30, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 31, 3:00pm
|After celebrating our tenth anniversary season with a musical retrospective of our first decade together, we greet 2015 by pushing new boundaries. We present a selection of new and rarely heard music, as well as Ludwig van Beethoven’s epically delightful Fantasy in C minor for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, commonly known as the “Choral Fantasy.” Our accompanist, Ingrid Verhulsdonk, is the featured piano soloist for this challenging work, with a festival orchestra brought together for this special production.
We proudly introduce two new works by area composers Mitchell Fund and David Reznick, along with a rarely heard choral piece by renowned American opera composer Carlyle Floyd. To this we add a new choral setting of a famous poem by Emily Dickinson and a lush arrangement of the Shaker song Simple Gifts. As a way to give voice to the downtrodden, we offer an early 17th century choral hymn from colonial era Peru, most likely composed by and for Andean native peoples and sung in the Quechua language. And we liven up the room with a rousing version of Lift Every Voice and Sing, often called the “Black American National Anthem.” This is a truly diverse concert with many surprises.
We are excited to be performing for the first time at University Christian Church, a beautiful and historic building offering added space and excellent acoustics.
This is a free event.
Contributions gratefully accepted.
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Tips for parking:
-Republic Parking Lot across the street (enter from 15th) – Special event rate, $2
-Some street parking on 15th, no parking on east side before 7pm on Saturday
-Some street parking north and south of 50th on 16th and 17th