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Winter, 2008
Sacred and Profane

Five Centuries of Secular and Religious Choral Music
Music by Josquin, Palestrina, Monteverdi, Mozart, Britten, Bloch, Milhaud, and others

Saturday, February 16, 8 PM
Sunday, February 17, 3 PM

Ariose Singers, directed by Michael McGushin
Cynthia Baehr, violin
Irene Herrmann, cello and piano
Sharon Brook, piano

Whether to praise their God or to commemorate the large and small events of daily existence, people have joined their voices in song throughout all of recorded history. Join the 16-voice choir Ariose and three fine instrumentalists as we explore five centuries of choral literature. Presenting pairs of pieces (one sacred, one secular) by some of the worlds greatest composers, this concert will also feature Benjamin Brittens Sacred and Profane, a late work of settings of English medieval lyrics; selections from the Hebrew Sacred Services of Ernest Bloch and Darius Milhaud; and Eric Whitacres Five Hebrew Love Songs. In joy or sorrow, in prayer or at work, in the many aspects of sacred and secular love, we raise our voices in song.

Ariose Personnel

Michael McGushin, Director

Kathryn Adkins
David Loren Beckstein
Jaeleen Bennis
Kathleen Caton
Jas Cluff
Karen Jelcick
Dan Landry
Rob Ley
Katie McKee
Catherine Pickerrell
John Seales
Nancy Voogd
Susana Wessling
Don Ware
Mary Ann Wieland
Jeff Young