Thanks for a Fabulous year

May 26th, 2016

From Dr. Whitmire: Dear Singers-
I hope you are all enjoying the beginning of a wonderful summer. I am sorry that the rainy weather doused our annual chorus picnic. But the sun is out out now and it feels so good.

I am beginning to turn my attention to our first concert -The Annual Chorus Benefit Concert (“Ein Liederabend”) on October 25. Christine and David Hagan will play the sublime
Mendelssohn Concert for Two Pianos on E major

We will sing Schubert’s Miriam’s song of Triumph
and Schumann’s Nachtlied

Then of course, there is the Poulenc Gloria –one of my favorite pieces in all of music history. What a thrill!

If you know good singers who would enjoy this fantastic music, please have the plan to join us. All of these pieces require a large, skilled chorus. I will need every one of you back at our first rehearsal on August 23. In the Fall rehearsals will begin at 7:00 pm.

In case you are interested—

Most of you have sung my Jazz Mass. All of you have sung the Ellington Sacred Service. Here is a link to a service I conducted last Sunday that features that music. I’ve listed numbers so you don’t have to wade through all the talking.

Introit 14:00
Gloria 20:15
Psalm 26:20
Creed 49:58
The Majesty of God 1:05:10
Sanctus 1:12:20
Lord’s Prayer 1:15:50
Agnus Dei 118:20
Heaven 1:22:55

Thanks to everyone for a fabulous year of singing.

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