Maestro Wright has planned a diverse program for the concerts to be held the second weekend of April at Trinity United Methodist Church. Here are the dates and times:Friday, April 6th, 7 PM: Open Dress Rehearsal
Saturday, April 7th, 2 PM: ConcertSunday, April 8th, 2 PM: ConcertThe theme is Songs of Love and Springtime. The concert will open with several Madrigals. Maestro Wright calls this the Nymphs and Shepherds portion! The choir will sing In These Delightful Pleasant Groves, by Henry Purcell; Sfogava con le Stelle (crying with the stars), by Claudio Monteverdi; and two French madrigals: Mon coeur se recommande a vous by Orlando di Lasso, and Colette by Francois-Auguste Gevaert. Next, a chamber group will sing Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes, which are very romantic! That will conclude the first half of the concert.The second half will feature love expressed in folksongs, with Three Mountain Ballads arranged by Ron Nelson: He’s Gone Away, Will He Remember? and Barbara Allen. Concluding the folk music section is The Dark-Eyed Sailor by Ralph Vaughan Williams.The concert will conclude with romantic songs from musicals. We’ll hear Hello, Young Lovers, from The King and I, sung by Karen Pritchard, and a duet from Carousel, If I Loved You, sung by Stacey Fradkin and Joel Yelland. The choir will sing Younger Than Springtime from South Pacific, and the concert will close with moving versions of You’ll Never Walk Alone and Climb Ev’ry Mountain.