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Music of the Four Seasons -- Madrigals to Vocal Jazz

Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
Cantores,Carol Grey, director, will present a concert titled Music of the Four Seasons – Madrigals to Vocal Jazz, on Sunday afternoon, November 22nd, 2009, at 4:00pm.   The performance will take place at the Church of the Redeemer, 145 West Springfield Road, Springfield (Delaware County), PA.  A Free will offering will be taken to benefit local charities.
 
For more information: call Ed Shiley 610-544-8113 or 610-716-2263 or email cg29mail-music(a)yahoo.com.
 
Cantores is a vocal ensemble specializing in primarily a cappella choral music from the 15th through 21st centuries. The ensemble was formed about nine years ago under the leadership of Peter Sipple. Carol Grey took over as director in 2009 after sharing the leadership role for three years.   We are a group of friends who love to sing. We meet in the homes of two of our members, making about equal amounts of music and fun. Our repertoire is drawn from madrigals, anthems, love songs, folk songs, spirituals, octavos, and occasional popular music in settings for two to eight voice parts. 
 
This year’s program features Music of the Four Seasons. Previous performances have included A Celebration of Love, madrigals to vocal jazz; A Celebration of Psalms, psalm settings from Germany, Italy, Great Britain and the Americas; From Dusk to Dawn with selections describing things that transpire during the night. Other programs have included a celebration of folk songs of Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, and others; the first set of Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer, accompanied by one piano for four hands; and music of the Renaissance, a period when music making for the voice reached an apex that may never again be matched.
 
Cantores
Music of the Four Seasons
 
 
Summer
 
Sumer Is Icumen In (Summer Has Come In)                                                                                                                  Anonymous (13th C.)
 
I vostri acuti dardi (One Smiling Summer Morning)                                                                                                        Philippe Verdelot
 
As Torrents in Summer                                                                                                                                                         Edward Elgar
 
Stephen Foster Medley                                                                                                                                                         Jon Washburn, arr.
          I Dream of Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair
          My Old Kentucky Home
 
Autumn
Herbstlied (Autumn Song)                                                                                                                                                 Robert Schumann
 
Autumn Leaves                                                                                                                                                                     Deke Sharon, arr. 
 
Winter
To Shorten Winter’s Sadness                                                                                                                                           Thomas Weelkes
 
En Hiver (In Winter)                                                                                                                                                             Paul Hindemith
 
Yver, vous n’este qu’un villain (Winter, You’re Nothing But a Villain)                                                                        Claude Debussy
 
Spring
The Messenger of the Delightful Spring                                                                                                                          Francis Pilkington
 
Springtime Mantleth Every Bough                                                                                                                                    Thomas Morley
 
O primavera, gioventù de l’anno (O spring, when the year is young)                                                                      Claudio Monteverdi
 
Le chant des oyseaux (The Song of the Birds)                                                                                                            Clement Janequin
 
From Der erste Frühlingstag ((The First Day of Spring)                                                                                              Felix Mendelssohn
1.   Frühlingsahnung (Anticipation of Spring)
2.   Die Primel (The Primrose)
3.   Frühlingsfeier (Spring Festival)
4.   Lerchengesang (The Song of the Lark)
 
I Love My Love                                                                                                                                                                     Gustav Holst
 
April Showers                                                                                                                                                                      Rob Campbell, arr.
 
It Might as Well Be Spring                                                                                                                                                 John Purifoy, arr.
 
 
Songs for All Seasons
April is in My Mistress’ Face                                                                                                                                             Thomas Morley
 
If Ever I Would Leave You                                                                                                                                                 Kirby Shaw, arr.
 
 
 
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