Hecht Ms. Susan V. Herrin Mr. Andrew Heller Ms. Mary Hendrix Richard L. Herrmann Mr. Ronald G. Hertlein Ms. Duane L.
Gurdon Hornor Mrs. Sally Horntvedt Gerald D. Horowitz Foundation Mr. Joseph M. Hovanes Jr. Carl V. Huber Mr. David C. Fred Hughes Mr. Hundt Marguerite Ingram Mr. Francis Jack Mr. Glen O. Jackson Mrs. Lou B. Jewell Mr. Robert E. Johnson Mr. Willie Johnson Mr. Timothy A. Margaret Wood Mrs. Benita P.
Johnson Ms. Melissa Johnson Mr. Lynn H. Johnston Mr. Andrew T. Jones Mr. Ezra B. Jorden Dr. Rafael L. Jurado Mr. Stephen J. Kalista Ms. Jeffery Dworetz Mr. Theodore Kaplan Ms. Joshua Ketchie Mrs. Anne P. Key Carol Ann Kilburn Mr. Bettina Kilburn Mrs. Donna Jane Kilgore Mr. Curtis Kimball Dr. Candance KimbroughGreen Ann T.
Carlene T. Kincaid Mr. Kyle Knab Mr. Matthew Ko Mrs. Koch Mr. Koelemay Jr. Marjorie B. Kossoff Mr. Kenneth H. Kraft Mr. Dennis H. Lacoss Dr. Land Jr. John S. Langford Jr. Tom E. Lantz Ms. Theodore J. Lavallee Sr. Igor Lazar Mr. Levine Mr. William L. Jean A. Muench Mr. Kathleen Casses Dr. Valerie Jagiella Barbara M. Long Mr. William G.
Loventhal Mr. Paul Lukasiewicz Mr. Harvey Mannes Mr. Edward M. Many Ms. Deborah A. Marlowe M. Jackson Marr Dr. Joseph H. Martin Jr. Jeffrey Martin Mrs. June T. James H. Matthews Jr.
Pasky Mr. Kenneth B. McCoy Mr. Joseph McCullough. John McCutcheon Mr. Richard W. John McKibben Ms. Peter Brannigan Mr. Eugene F. Medlin Jr. Robert F. Miller Mr. Norman F. Donald Miller Mr. Scott Miller Mrs. Dorothy H. Miller Ms. Ann M. Charles S. Raben Ms. Thomas B. Mimms Jr. Edward Mitchell Jr. Sean Molley Mrs. Sarah Montgomery Dr. Melvin R. Moore Ms. Florence L. Patricia Moulton Mr. Mark I. Murovitz Mrs. Stephen L. Jon L. Nelson Mr. Edward O. Nix Mr.
Gary Noble Mr. Tom Norris Mr. Leon Novak Mr. Susan C. Karla P. Olterman Mrs. Mary Ann D. Oprisch Dr. Orme Dr. Keith D. Osborn Mr. Owens Mrs. Steve Ozcomert Mr. Robert I. Paller Ms. Dorothy M. Charles Paparelli Mr. Mark A. Robert D. Woodman Mr. Parker Jr. Timothy J. Peaden Mr. Steve M. Peck Mr. Robbie C. Peele Mrs. Clarence L. Peeler Dr. Lori Peljovich Tremayne A. Charles M. Phillips Ms. Cheryl A. Douglas S. Pisik Dr. Alan L. Radford Ms. Lavanya Ramanujan Mr. Ernest Ramsay Mr.
Charles A. Raper Mr. Joyce Reedy Dr. Susan Reef Ms. Kathryn W. Reid Ms. Susan E. Reid Mrs. Susan H. Reinach Mr. Doug J. Riffey Ms. Brenna Rizzardi Ms. Lillie M. Robbins Ms. Shelley Roberts Dr. Saundra Robinson Carolyn L. Robison David F. Rock Mr. Clyde A. Norman H. Rosner Ms. John Lantz Eric Ruben Mr. David Russell Angela Ryan Mr. Daryll J. Larry R. Sally Sangster Mr. Milton Saul Paul S. Fraser Dr. Stefan H. Schmieta Mr.
John F. Schraudenbach Mr. Charles R. Sanford Schwartz Mr. Lynn Goldowski Mr. David Scoular Mr. Roger M. Scovil Mr. Jonathan Self Dr. Sessions Mr. Cynthia Peng Ms. James Sherwood IV Mr. Mary Monsees Dr. David L. Smith M. Gerald E. Smith Mr. Emmett Smith Mr. Robert Smith Mr.
Snyder Dr. David Sowell Mr. Sowers Mrs. Jack J. Spalding Anne-Marie Sparrow Dr. Speed Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel Mrs. Rosemarie Spielman Mr.
Nicholas T. Spina Jr. Odessa K. Spraggins Mr. Stanley M. Srochi Dr. Warren N. Steinberg Ms. Martha B. Linda B. August Mr. Scott G. Stephenson Ms. Jennifer Stewart Mr. Michael A. Leslie J. Story Dr. John P. Straetmans Mr. Pinckney Straughn Mr. Kenard G. Strauss Ms. Cohen Mr. Strom Mr. Frederick Stuart Dr. Bach uses huge forces—four trumpets, timpani,two flutes, and three oboes plus strings and continuo—more instruments than in the B Minor Mass.
Even though it is technically a sacred piece, Cantata has the sound of festive, even regal music for the most solemn of civic occasions. Bach sets the text in nine movements, including three choral movements as well as the traditional alternation of arias and recitatives, with music that puts a distinctive stamp on his new home town. Perhaps because of its civic leanings as well as its festive tone, Cantata has received some noteworthy performances.
On April 23, , Felix Mendelssohn performed the work at the Leipzig Gewandhaus to commemorate the unveiling of a Bach monument. And on June 12, , the Thomanerchor performed the piece in the Nikolaikirche itself, commemorating the th anniversary of the church as well as the th anniversary of the first mention of Leipzig.
The first Allegro opens with the central ritornello that serves as the foundation for numerous flights by the soloist. In the slow-tempo second movement Largo , the key shifts from C Major to the relative A minor.
The first performance of Subscription Performances. In addition to the solo mandolin, the Concerto is scored for string orchestra.
One of my favorite things as a composer is to discover and explore new instruments. When Avi Avital approached me to write a concerto for him, my acquaintance with the mandolin was fairly limited. I had used it in chamber pieces only twice before, and did not know most of the repertoire for the instrument.
As I got to know the instrument better, I discovered its diverse sonic and expressive possibilities. The tremolo embodies both motion and stasis. The rapid movement provides momentum, while the pitches stay the same. The concerto can be divided into three main sections that are played attacca: 1. A slow meditative movement with occasional dynamic outbursts. The tremolo and silences accumulate energy which is released in fast kinetic outbursts.
The main motives of the piece are introduced, all of which are based on the minor and major second. A fast dance-like movement that accumulates energy leading to a culmination at its end. The tremolo is slowed down becoming a relentless repetition in the bass—like a heartbeat.
The fast movement is constructed much like a Baroque Concerto and a Concerto Grosso. The solo and tutti alternate frequently and in many instances instruments from the orchestra join the Mandolin as additional soloists. Recapitulation of the opening movement. After the energy is depleted, all that is left for the ending is to delve deeper into the meditation of the opening movement and concentrate on a pure melody and an underlying heartbeat.
Petersburg, Russia, on November 6, Petersburg on October 28, , with the composer conducting. Petersburg on October 28, Nine days later, he was dead, at the age of Throughout his life, Tchaikovsky frequently suffered from depression, and, on at least one prior occasion, attempted to kill himself.
In recent decades, evidence has surfaced that Tchaikovsky may have committed suicide, perhaps in order to avoid public humiliation over an illicit relationship. A consensus on this volatile issue is unlikely. This programme is so intensely personal that as I was mentally composing it on my travels I frequently wept copiously.
Whatever program Tchaikovsky intended for the Sixth Symphony, he chose a unique road for its musical journey. It is a work of extraordinary power, a Symphony that presents a stunning array of emotions, cast in a bold, revolutionary format. I love it as I have never loved any of my other musical offspring. The fierce battle depicted in the central portion of the opening movement finally resolves to a peaceful close. Instead of the traditional slow-tempo second movement, Tchaikovsky substitutes a leisurely dance Allegro con grazia.
The third movement is a vigorous march Allegro molto vivace that propels to a stunning close. After a final struggle, the slow-tempo closing movement Adagio lamentoso fades to heartbreaking silence. Grady saves lives every day with its emergency services and stroke and cardiac care. They also improve lives every day with their expertise in diabetes, orthopedics, cancer and so much more. They do this for everyone who comes through the door - from those who cannot af ford to get their healthcare anywhere else, to others like me, who choose to get their healthcare from the very best.
Not only does Grady lead in the f ield of medical treatment and education, but in compassion as well. Grady, you know I love you. In addition to concerts with the Reno Philharmonic, Jackson guest conducts throughout the United States and beyond. Prior to her appointment in Atlanta, Ms. As the Seiji Ozawa Conducting Fellow at Tanglewood, she conducted numerous concerts featuring both traditional and contemporary repertoire.
Jackson spent her early childhood in Virginia and Pennsylvania before moving at age 11 to Plattsburgh, NY where she grew up waterskiing, swimming and sailing on Lake Champlain. She studied violin at the North Carolina School of the Arts and pursued an undergraduate degree at Indiana University where she studied both violin and conducting. In she turned to conducting fulltime. More than 90 contemporary compositions, 15 of them concertos, have been written for him, while his inspired reimaginings of music for other instruments include the arrangements heard on his ECHO Klassik Award-winning Deutsche Grammophon recording, Vivaldi.
As the first mandolin soloist to become an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, he has made three recordings for the label to date. He plays on a mandolin made by Israeli luthier Arik Kerman. More than 1. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate.
Holiday concerts in December are made possible through an endowment from the Livingston Foundation in memory of Leslie Livingston Kellar. Holiday concerts are made possible through an endowment from the Livingston Foundation in memory of Leslie Livingston Kellar.
The Gloria is scored for soprano and alto soloists, mixed chorus, oboe, trumpet, continuo, and strings. The son of a professional violinist, Vivaldi originally trained for the priesthood and was ordained in Then I discontinued it, having on three occasions had to leave the altar without completing it because of this ailment. Despite extensive travels throughout Europe, Vivaldi remained affiliated with the Ospedale as a teacher, composer and music director for the better part of four decades.
Although Vivaldi enjoyed great success during much of his life, the composer was poverty-stricken when he died in Vienna on July 28, , at the age of It is in the realm of the concerto that Vivaldi exerted his most profound influence. Vivaldi composed approximately concertos in which he explored a wide variety of instrumental combinations. The date and specific circumstances surrounding the composition of the Gloria, RV , are unknown.
Gloria in excelsis Chorus Gloria in excelsis Deo,. We praise You, we bless You, we adore You, we glorify You. Gratias agimus tibi Chorus Gratias agimus tibi We give thanks to You. Lord God, heavenly King, Father almighty. Lord the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ. Qui tollis Chorus Qui tollis peccata mundi, suscipe deprecationem nostram. You who take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris Alto solo Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, miserere nobis.
You who sit at the right hand of the Father, have mercy upon us. Messiah is scored for soprano, alto, tenor, and bass soloists, mixed chorus, two oboes, two bassoons, two trumpets, timpani, organ, continuo, and strings. The steady decline in London of the popularity of Italian opera had caused Handel tremendous financial hardship. By the summer of , a period of lethargy had set in. It was at this point that Handel received a libretto for a new work, an oratorio based upon the birth, life, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The author of the libretto was Charles Jennens, who collaborated with Handel on several oratorios. The Subject is Messiah. Handel began composition of Messiah on August 22, There seems to be no question that the libretto, based upon the Old and New Testaments, proved to be a source of majestic inspiration.
Handel, working at a lightning pace, composed Messiah in just 24 days. Once Handel completed Messiah, he focused his attention upon Samson, another oratorio 34 aso. DEC 15 program inspired by the Bible.
It was during this period that Handel accepted an invitation to travel to Dublin for a series of concerts in aid of charity. In November, Handel set sail for Dublin, bringing with him several works for performance at the charity concerts. Among those works was Messiah. Three days prior to the performance, the Dublin Journal printed the following admonition: Many Ladies and Gentlemen who are well-wishers to this Noble and Grand Charity for which this Oratorio was composed, request it as a Favour, that the Ladies who honour this Performance with their Presence would be pleased to come without Hoops, as it will greatly increase the Charity, by making room for more company.
Gentlemen were also requested to refrain from bringing their swords to the performance, again for the purpose of increasing the audience capacity. The performance was a tremendous success. As the Dublin Journal reported: T he best Judges allowed Messiah to be the most finished piece of music. Words are wanting to express the exquisite Delight it afforded to the admiring crowded audience.
The Sublime, the Grand, and the Tender, adapted to the most elevated, majestic and moving Words, conspired to transport and charm the ravished Heart and Ear. It is but justice to Mr. However, at least according to one observer, those in attendance—including one very prominent member of the audience—were particularly moved by a portion of the oratorio. Charity concerts of Messiah became a yearly tradition at the Foundling Hospital.
On April 6, , Handel made his final public appearance, conducting a London performance of Messiah. On April 13, Handel died at the age of The funeral, held in Westminster Abbey, attracted an estimated 3, mourners. The monument depicts Handel, holding the score of Messiah.
Overhead, an angel plays a lyre. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill made low: the crooked straight and the rough places plain. The Lord whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in, behold, He shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts.
And who shall stand when He appeareth? Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. BASS The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: and they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them: Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people: for unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying: [Luke ,13] CHORUS Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, good will towards men.
He is the righteous Saviour, and He shall speak peace unto the heathen. Come unto Him, all ye that labour, and are heavy laden, and He will give you rest. Take His yoke upon you, and learn of Him, for he is meek and lowly of heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever. King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Rivera cherishes a long-standing collaboration spanning over a decade with Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Her work with Mr. Hers is a voice chosen by many of our leading composers to bring their music to life and she frequently is heard singing the works of John 40 aso.
Sundberg is a graduate of Bethel College St. He recently relocated to the Twin City area, and is an adjunct voice professor at Bethel University. Sundberg is also an active church musician, and vocal and choral clinician. At the Orchestra, he prepares the Choruses for all concerts and recordings, works closely with Robert Spano on the commissioning and realization of new choral-orchestral works and conducts holiday concerts annually.
During his tenure, the Chorus has made numerous tours and garnered its most recent four Grammy awards. The New York Times describes Mr. The Chamber Chorus, which debuted on December 14, , is composed of 60 volunteers selected by audition from the ranks of the ASO Chorus, who meet for extra rehearsals and perform with the ASO each season. David Willcocks. Words are included on the following pages. Nowell, Nowell, born is the King of Israel! Welcome, Yule!
Welcome, born in one morning! Welcome for whom we shall sing! Welcome, Yule, welcome! Candlemas, Queen of bliss, Welcome both to more and less. Welcome be ye that are here. Welcome all and make good cheer. Welcome all another year. Today Christ is born. Today the Savior appears. Today on earth angels are singing, archangels rejoicing. Today they proudly proclaim, saying: Glory to God in the highest.
For reservations please call Robert Shaw and Alice Parker This morning I met the procession Of three great kings who were on a journey, This morning I met the procession Of three great kings on the highway. All laden with gold there followed behind Great warriors who guarded the treasure.
All laden with gold there followed behind Great warriors with their shields. Wendel Whalum text in the Yoruba language of Nigeria We are glad that we have a Father to trust, We are glad that we have a Father to rely upon.
Where was Jesus born? Praise Him, praise be to Him. We thank thee for this day, gracious Father. Praise to the Father, merciful Father. Wade English version by William Mercer 1. Audience Translation is verse 4 Adeste, fideles, laeti triumphantes; venite, venite in Bethlehem; natum videte, regem angelorum. Venite adoremus, Venite adoremus, Venite adoremus, Dominum!
True God: begotten, not made. Visit LaGrange during the holidays and be surprised by all we have to offer. Be whisked away from the humdrum of everyday life.
Plan your holiday itinerary at visitlagrange. The Chorus is an all-volunteer organization that performs on a regular basis with the Orchestra and is featured on many of its recordings. Led by Director of Choruses, Norman Mackenzie, the Chorus is known for its precision and expressive singing quality. In addition, the Chorus has been involved in the creation and shaping of numerous world-premiere commissioned works.
In , it accompanied Shaw and the Orchestra on their European debut tour. The Chorus has traveled to Germany three times as a special guest of the Berlin Philharmonic — in Dec. The Chamber Chorus, which formed before the larger Chorus in , performs music of the Baroque and Classical eras, as well as works by modern masters. Through its tradition, the Glee Club has an impressive history and seeks to secure its future through even greater accomplishments, continuing in this tradition through the dedication and commitment of its members and the leadership that its directors have provided throughout the years.
It is the mission of the Morehouse College Glee Club to maintain a high standard of musical excellence. The Morehouse College Glee Club celebrated years of its musical legacy throughout the calendar year beginning with the release of a new album, In Need of Music, in December, , out of state concerts and culminated with an Alumni Reunion concert in February. Please visit our website mcgclub. The current members come from all over the United States and from places around the world.
While many are music majors, our singers come from majors in all divisions of the college. Even though some members take Glee Club as a course for credit, all members still sing as a labor of love and enjoy being ambassadors for Morehouse College. He earned his bachelor of arts degree from Morehouse College in While at Morehouse, he became a member of Phi Beta Kappa, was awarded the Kemper Harreld Award for Excellence in Music, received departmental honors and graduated as valedictorian of his class.
He received his master of music degree from the University of Michigan in and was elected to Pi Kappa Lambda. He received his doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music in Morrow has been a member of the music faculty at Morehouse College since In , he succeeded Dr. Wendell P. Whalum as director of the Glee Club. In , Dr.
Morrow celebrated the 25th anniversary of his directorship of the Glee Club. Alumni and students honored him singing Psalm 15, a piece composed for the occasion by alumnus Carlos Simon, and also presented him with an engraved silver baton for his dedication in leadership.
He is also director of the Wendell P. The faculty and staff are dedicated to professionalism in music education and strive to share the power and beauty of a wide variety of choral music. The choir has performed in 19 annual performances of Christmas with the ASO. For more information, call or visit gwinnettyoungsingers. She has distinguished herself for her unique ways of achieving excellence in choral blend, intonation and sensitive singing.
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It has given the opportunity to see great works outside the usual repertoire, many of them for the first time at the Opera House, including some premieres in our time. Dec 10, London: J. Purcell: Dido and Aeneas London: G. Gluck: Telemaco Athens: J. Monteverdi: Orfeo Dec 16, : London: G. Handel : Alceste Logo:.Windy City Times News Archive - CLASSICAL MUSIC At 45, Bach Week Festival pays homage to German maestro When Richard Webster launched the Bach Week Festival in .
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