Sunday, November 22, 2015, 4:00pm
Ebenezer Lutheran Church 1301 Richland Street, Columbia
Join the Columbia Choral Society and Chamber Orchestra for an afternoon of music composed during the Classical Period (1750-1820) by the three masters of the era.
Misericordias Domini, K. 222, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Elegischer Gesang, Op. 118, Ludwig van Beethoven
Missa in angustiis (Lord Nelson Mass), Hob. XXIi:11, Franz Josef Haydn
Friday, May 20, 2016, 7:30pm
Columbia Museum of Art
Sunday, May 22, 2016, 3:00pm
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County
810 Lyttleton St. Camden, SC 29020
Tickets for this concert should be purchased through their website: Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County
Dick Goodwin Big Band joins the Columbia Choral Society in the Premiere of a new work composed by Dick Goodwin and text by Camden poet Paddy Bell.
The principal works for this concert, which falls in between the seasons of fall and winter, are Eleanor Daley's Requiem, a beautiful, unaccompanied setting of traditional Requiem text combined with modern English language poetry; Gerald Finzi's Magnificat, an English language setting of the Canticle of Mary with brilliant organ accompaniment; and Francis Poulenc's Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël. Gustav Holst's combination of several Christmas carols in Christmas Day and Malcolm Williamson's setting of Mary Wilson's Vietnam War era poem, This Christmas Night, serve as a fitting end to our Fall Concert.
This program pairs two lesser-known major works by two well-known composers. Antonín Dvořák's Mass in D major (Op. 86) is an intimate setting of the Mass masterfully written for chorus (with four soloists from the chours) and organ. Morten Lauridsen's Mid-Winter Songs on five poems by Robert Graves will showcase the talents of our accompanist, Matthew Ganong, on piano, alongside the chorus. The wonderful afternoon of music will reach its finale with the poetry of Walt Whitman set to music by Norman Dello Joio in his A Jubilant Song.