2011 Spring Concert:
Voices of Hope
...two DEEPLY MOVING choral work ...two BRILLIANT composers
Goodbye winter…and hello to Spring! “VOICES OF HOPE” will move your spirits with Missa Brevis by Zoltan Kodály accompanied by organ, and Psalmfest by John Rutter.
The SVC prides itself on the varied range of musical styles we present each concert season. This year, our Spring Concert is inspirational, sophisticated music for serious music lovers…mark your calendar now!
Saturday, March 5, 7:30 pm
at 6:45 pm
Sunday, March 6, 3:00 pm at 2:15 pm
Zion Lutheran Church
5th and Market, Sunbury
Tickets: $15 adults, $5 students
Composer ZOLTON KODALY (1882-1967) was a true music
innovator with a fascinating life. A collaborator with Bela Bartok, Kodály visited the remote villages of Hungary to collect thousands of folk songs; this genre strongly influenced his later works. He wrote Missa Brevis while hiding in the basement of a Budapest convent during World War II. One listener describes it as “a thoroughly beautiful, almost otherworldly work, profound and mysterious, soaring and almost shimmering in its wonderful, always imaginative textures.”
The more contemporary Psalmfest is also full of deep
emotion and range. “The Lord is my Shepherd” is a beautiful and well-known piece in this body of work. British-born JOHN RUTTER has been described as “the world’s greatest living composer and conductor of choral music.” His works include Christmas carols, anthems, and more extended pieces such as Psalmfest. Rutter describes himself as “not particularly a religious man, yet still deeply spiritual and inspired by the spirituality of sacred verses and prayers.”
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