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The Poet's Song, Melodia Women's Choir concerts

Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Voicing: Women
Melodia Women's Choir's two spring 2014 concerts, The Poet's Song, feature music celebrating Shakespeare 450 and settings of the work of other great poets. The program includes the world premiere of a commissioned work by London-based composer Errollyn Wallen, additional works set to great poetry, and selections from The American Songbook.
 
Saturday May 3, at 7:30 PM
Holy Apostles Church, 296 Ninth Avenue at 28th Street, NYC
 
Sunday May 4, at 4:00 PM
DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, NYC
 
Conducted by Cynthia Powell, Artistic Director
 
With
Taisiya Pushkar, piano
Laura Flax, clarinet
Nathalie Joachim, flute
Debra Kreisberg, saxophone
Michelle Cozzi & Chihiro Shibayama, percussion
 
Program:
 
Errollyn Wallen: world premiere commission, Full Fathom Five, with piano, flute, clarinet, tubular bells, timpani, and percussion. Words by William Shakespeare, from The Tempest
Herbert Howells: Piping down the valleys wild
William Mathias: Learsongs
Emma Lou Diemer: Three Madrigals 
Eleanor Daley: Echo
 
From the American Songbook:
All the Things You Are, words by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Jerome Kern
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me, words and Music by Duke Ellington and Bob Russell
Satin Doll, words by Johny Mercer, music by Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington
Come Rain or Come Shine, words by Johny Mercer, music by Harold Arlen, Arranged by Mac Huff
 
More info:
www.melodiawomenschoir.org
 
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