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Detroit Concert Choirs presents "Grand and Glorious"

Location: Michigan, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
The Detroit Concert Choir, founded and conducted by Gordon Nelson,
announces its first concert of the 2009-2010 season, "Grand and Glorious"--
respectively, opera choruses/arias/duets, and excerpts from oratorios.
The performance will take place on Saturday, October 17, at 4:00 p.m.
at Grosse Pointe Woods Presbyterian Church, 19950 Mack Avenue,
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI--led by guest conductors Dina Soresi Winter
and Thomas Sheets.
 
The 90-voice Detroit Concert Choir, now in its 23rd season, is the recipient
of several major awards, including Chorus America's Margaret Hillis Award
for Choral Excellence and Choir of the World (1996) from the prestigious
Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales.  They have received
top awards in eight other international festivals; have appeared at American
Choral Directors Association conventions; and have performed with the
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, both in Orchestra Hall and at Meadow Brook.
 
 
Program:
 
La Vaillance--Derek Lockhart, trumpet                            Telemann
Let Their Celestial Concerts All Unite                              Handel
Schaffe in mir, Gott                                                               Brahms
Ave verum                                                                               Mozart
Ave Signor (from Mefistofele)                                              Boito
La Vergine degli Angeli (from La Forza del Destino)     Verdi
Within the Holy Temple (from The Pearl Fishers)          Bizet
More Love to Thee                                                                Saint-Saens
Alleluia from "Exsultate Jubilate"                                        Mozart
Anvil Chorus (from Il Trovatore)                                          Verdi
Triumphal March (from Aida)                                              Verdi
 
Intermission
 
La Rejouissance--Derek Lockhart, trumpet                    Telemann
Blow Ye the Trumpet                                                            Purcell
Nocturne, op. 15, no. 2--Blake Ray, piano                       Chopin
The Heavens Are Telling (from The Creation)                Haydn
If With All Your Hearts (from Elijah)                                   Mendelssohn
Lift Thine Eyes and He Watching Over Israel (Elijah)    Mendelssohn
Sous Le Dome Epais (duet from Lakme)                        Delibes
Hallelujah (from Christus am Olivet)                                 Beethoven
 
 
Ticket prices: $20 general admission, $18 seniors/students
For further information, contact the Detroit Concert Choir office at 313.882.0118,
or see our website at http://www.detroitconcertchoir.com/
 
Thank you--we look forward to seeing you.
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