This year we will do something we have never done before…a live concert recording! Our final concert last season, The Travels of Marco Polo, was met with an unprecedented number of requests from patrons for a recording of the concert. We love our patrons, so this year we will repeat the performance, song for song, and will record it live at the concerts. When we release the CD, you’ll be able to say, “I was there!”
For our season opener, we will pair the Chorale singers with the power of the new Village Church Opus22 organ and the music of Fauré, Brahms, and Mozart. This performance will include the Fauré Requiem, Mozart’s Regina Coeli KV108, and the inspiring and dramatic Messe Solennelle composed by Jean Langlais. The Chorale doesn’t often perform with organ accompaniment, so you don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear live how beautifully our voices mesh with the instrumental music.
This year’s holiday programs truly offer something for everyone. For classical music fans, we’ll perform Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols with harp accompaniment. Our Holiday Pops! concert at the 1900 Building features popular Christmas classics like Jingle Bells, I Saw Three Ships, Carol of the Bells, and The Christmas Song. And we’ll hope you bring the whole family to our Chorale Family Christmas concert, which will include 200 high school honor choir students joining us to perform a joyful repertoire of Christmas favorites.
Then, as we say goodbye to the bleak winter and hello to springtime, we’re looking forward to our fun, unique Prairie Bluegrass concert. We’ll be joined by a great bluegrass band to sing songs of the prairie and showcase the talent and technical expertise of our Chorale in a whole new way. We have a remarkable and varied season planned for you, and I sincerely hope that you’ll be able to join us for each and every performance!