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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.
Michael McGushin, Director
David Loren Beckstein
Mary Ann Wieland