Music Through the Ages

Spring 2012 FlyerDirector Arther Bragg
 

 

 

 

 

Four Centuries – Three Generations

 

 

 

A truly jubilant and eclectic program of Renaissance Music, Mozart, Eric Whitacre, Folk Songs, Spirituals, and African Song
with

The Monarch High School Madrigal Singers
Director
Brian du Fresne

 

 

Friday April 27th Saturday April 28th
7:30pm 4:00pm
First United Methodist Church Monarch High School
1421 Spruce Street, Boulder
329 Campus Drive, Louisville

This will be a very exciting concert. For the finale we’ll have over 90 singers on stage from high-school age on up. This will be a wonderful multi-generational experience.

The concert features “Ritmo” by Dan Davison, a recent composition that is taking the choral world by storm. It requires two pianists and has lots of latin rhythm with the choirs supplying the percussion with claps and slaps and finger snaps. Also featured in the concert is the talented Alejandro Gómez Guillén, director of Cantabile Singers in Boulder, singing the tenor solo in the popular Venezuelan choral work “Mata del anima sola”, and solos by Rocky Mountain Chorale’s associate director Brian du Fresne and women’s section Leader Lisa Phillips. And if that isn’t enough we’ve paired two choral classics by Mozart and Mendlessohn to be performed with small orchestra.

Spring 2011: Mozart and More

Mozart

Mozart Missa Brevis in D

with Orchestra and Soloists

  • Elizabeth Whitney, Soprano
  • Lisa Phillips, Alto
  • James Baumgardner, Tenor
  • Brian DuFresne, Bass

in collaboration with The Renaissance Project

The concert also includes a wonderful collection of motets, folk songs, and spirituals.

Fall 2010: Back To Our Art

Celebrating the return of conductor Art Bragg after 20 years with a selection of Art’s favorites – great choral music from Renaissance Motets to African song.

Spring 2010: Evening of Roses

Songs Of Nature Antonin Dvorak
I. Melodies Steal Into My Heart
III. Golden Sunlight
IV. Slender Young Birch
V. This Day
The Morris Dance Charles V. Stanford
My Love’s an Arbutus Charles V. Stanford
The Turtle Dove R. Vaughan Williams
Soloist: Amelia Petrie
Zigeunerleben (Gypsy Life) Robert Schumann
Soloists: Soprano – Jo Waite, Alto – Katie Post,
Tenor – Tom Satter, Bass – Yann LeCostaouec
INTERMISSION
Erev Shel Shoshanim (Evening of Roses) Yosef Hadar
Vox Humana Simon Akesson
Requiem Eliza Gilkyson
arranged by Craig Hella Johnson
And So it Goes Billy Joel
arranged by Bob Chilcot
Soloists: Friday: Dave Norris & Nathalie Hall
Saturday: Van Rudd & Rebecca Newman
A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square Eric Maschwitz
arranged by Gene Puerling
Jamaican Market Place Larry Farrow
Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) Billy Joel
arranged by Mac Huff
Under The Sea Howard Ashman
arranged by Kirby Shaw

Fall 2009: Come Let Us Sing

Our fall concert explored both sacred and secular song throughout the centuries. We began with great antiphonal works for choir & brass by Gabrieli, Schütz, and Handl and moved through French art songs by Debussy and Hindemith, contemporary songs from David Dickau, Robert H Young, and Eric Barnum. Our concert concluded with a varied selection of opera choruses from Verdi, Mascagni, Copland, and more. It was a true sampling of great music from many traditions.