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Chillicot Requiem and Mozart Missa Brevis (Sparrow Mass) 1/26/13

Location: New Jersey, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
After all the misery of Super Storm Sandy, and at the end of the bleakest month of the year, there is need for some beauty.  The Choral Art Society of New Jersey invites you to attend its annual Winter Concert on Saturday, January 26, 2013, 8:00 PM, at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, located at the corner of Mountain Avenue and East Broad StreetIn his debut as the Musical Director of the CAS, Martin Sedek will be conducting the ensemble in a program consisting of works the group has never before presented in its 50 year history.  The centerpiece of the program will be Bob Chilcott’s Requiem, a new setting of this mass for chorus, two soloists, and orchestra.
This new masterpiece which premiered in 2010, will be juxtaposed with Mozart’s Missa Brevis in C (Sparrow Mass), offering the listener the chance to hear treatments of two similar sacred texts by master composers more than two centuries apart.   The soloists are Valerie Bernhardt, Soprano and Alex Wang, Tenor.   Ms. Bernhardt has sung at Carnegie Hall with the St. Cecilia Chorus and Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Opera and been on the roster at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and Mr. Wang has sung at Radio City Music Hall and Alice Tully Hall in Manhattan.  The Choral Art Society Orchestra will accompany the chorus.  Admission is $20, $15 for seniors and students, at the door. 
For information call 908-654-5737 or visit our web site www.casofnj.org.
 
Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural Affairs.
 
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