SHAKESPEARE, BRAHMS, AND ALL THAT JAZZ, PART TWO
Date: March 29, 2014
Location: New Jersey, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
Philomusica Concert Choir, Dennis Boyle, Music Director/Conductor, is pleased to announce its May concerts “SHAKESPEARE, BRAHMS, AND ALL THAT JAZZ, PART TWO.” Performances will be on Saturday, May 17 at 8:00 pm and on Sunday, May 18 at 4 pm at Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church at 1740 Route 130 North, North Brunswick, NJ.
The May concert program includes a wide variety of musical styles, from Shakespearean words set to modern music such as Emma Lou Diemer’s Three Madrigals (accompanied by Shea Velloso, piano) including the sprightly “Sigh No More, Ladies, Sigh No More” which advises the ladies not to take men seriously from the play “Much Ado About Nothing”. More Shakespeare follows with Matthew Harris’s Shakespeare Songs, Book III and Book IV (a capella) which includes “When Daffodils Begin to Peer” from “A Winter’s Tale” written to music which has a distinctly “down home” country feel.
In a totally different vein, Johannes Brahms’ Neue Liebeslieder Op. 65 presents various facets of love, including a soprano who has no luck with men, an alto who has abandoned her lover, a tenor who is irresponsible with love and a bass who pines for his married lover. This series of songs will be accompanied by Shea Velloso and Brenda Day, piano, four-hands.
In a complete departure from the prior moods described above, Bob Chilcott’s A Little Jazz Mass presents the Latin ”Missa Breva” with a jazz influence. The “Kyrie” has attitude, the “Gloria” swings, the “Sanctus” is calm and serene, the “ Benedictus” has a groove, and the “Agnus Dei” has a mellow Blues feel. The Mass is accompanied by Phil Orr, piano and Norman Edge, bass, both jazz men.
General tickets: $20 Adults; $15 Seniors/Students; $10 Children under 13. There is a $2 discount per ticket on tickets bought in advance.
In addition to reduced ticket prices for advance purchase tickets, a discounted rate per ticket also is available for groups of 10 or more if tickets are purchased together.
This program or service is funded in part by Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission with assistance thru a grant provided by New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Dept of State.