Chicago Choral Artists present "France & England, Sacred and Profane"
Date: May 6, 2013
Location: Illinois, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Chicago Choral Artists is pleased to present a concert exploring the richly varied landscape of 20th century French and British choral music. The program will feature Britten's mystical "A Hymn to the Virgin" and his evocative ode to the Patroness Saint of Music, "Hymn to St. Cecelia" as well as excerpts from Poulenc's fervent "Mass in G" and colorful "Chansons Francaises". This music will be set alongside works by their contemporaries-Howells, Holst, Vaughan Williams, Duruflé and Villette.
Directed by Dr. Maurice Boyer, this mix of sacred and secular masterworks is sure to delight the senses and stir the heart. See the program below.
Saturday, May11/7:30 p.m.
Ascension Catholic Church
808 S. East Avenue
Oak Park, IL
Saturday ,May 18th/7:30 p.m.
Southminster Presbyterian Church
916 E. Central Road
Sunday, May 19th/4:00 pm.
Our Lady of Victory Parish
5212 W. Agatite Avenue
CHICAGO CHORAL ARTISTS
FRANCE & ENGLAND: SACRED & PROFANE
“Kyrie” from Messe en Sol Majeur Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Regina Caeli Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Salve Regina Francis Poulenc
Tantum Ergo Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Jesu, dulcis memoria Pierre Villette (1926-1992)
“Gloria” from Mass in G minor Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
~ Intermission ~
Hymn to St Cecilia, Op.27 Benjamin Britten
FRENCH FOLK SONGS
From Huit chansons françaises (“Eight French folk songs”) Francis Poulenc
La belle se sied
C’est la petit’ fill’ du prince
BRITISH FOLK SONGS
The Dark Eyed Sailor Ralph Vaughan Williams
I Love My Love Gustav Holst (1874-1934)