Chora Nova performance May 18th
- [posting on behalf of friends--but I've enjoyed their first two
programs this year!]
Chora Nova - Celebrating Peace
Don't miss the exciting conclusion to Chora Nova's inaugural season,
under the artistic direction of Paul Flight.
Celebrating Peace Music to celebrate the end of war
G.F. Handel's Utrecht Te Deum, HWV 278, and Utrecht Jubilate, HWV 279
W.A. Mozart's Solemn Vespers, K. 339
8 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2007
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
Dana and Durant
Celebrating Peace presents the incomparable work of G.F. Handel, whose
1714 Utrecht Te Deum and Utrecht Jubilate celebrate the end of war.
First performed at the thanksgiving for the Peace of Utrecht after ten
years of conflict between European states, these rarely performed
works represent Handel's joyous celebration of peace for chorus,
orchestra and soloists.
W.A. Mozart's Solemn Vespers, Op. 339, are anything but solemn. The
music captures the exuberant spirit of the 24-year-old Mozart. The
Solemn Vespers includes one of most well-known and lyrical soprano
solos, Laudete Dominum.
Soloists include Stefanie Moore, Bridget O'Keeffe, Ruthann Lovetang,
Clifton Massey, Ed Betts and John Burton.
There will be one performance only at 8 pm on Saturday, May 19, at
First Congregational Church, Dana & Durant, Berkeley.
Tickets are $15/ $10 (student) at the door or online. We'd love to see