Here’s the 2014-2015 season!
Handel, Holidays and Honegger – A season of wonderful music, new and old, along with a terrific collaboration with the Afro-American Music Institute Boys Choir!
We begin with The Occasional Oratorio of George Frederic Handel. This rarely performed piece was pulled together for the King of England in short order and features some of the best of Handel’s music. It also includes several rarely heard choruses and will be accompanied by a proper Handel orchestra. Performances are November 15 and 16 at East Liberty Presbyterian Church.
Next up we present Holiday Happenings! on December 6th and 7th at the beautiful St. Agnes Center at Carlow University. In addition to a rousing collaboration with the Boys Choir and some holiday classics, we will present Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata. This stunning work offers a contemporary and spiritual approach to traditional nativity texts.
To round off the season we offer King David of Arthur Honegger. Titled a “dramatic psalm” this retelling of le roi David consists of twenty-seven movements across three parts, and includes actors and dramatic elements interspersed with the music. Honegger’s use of several musical styles ranging from Gregorian chant to Baroque to jazz allowed him to make a serious contribution to the neoclassical era. Performances will be at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Oakland on April 25 and 26, 2015.
Join us for this memorable journey that crosses musical boundaries and several hundred years. It’s a whirlwind of great choral music – some well-known, and some soon-to-be favorites!