The choir, under the direction of Dr. Margaret Boudreaux and with Dr. David Kreider as accompanist, offers a Shakespeare celebration for this winter's concert. The featured work is "In Windsor Forest" by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Boudreaux notes, “The theme of the concert is ‘The Fanciful Spirit - Songs inspired by Shakespeare and Others.’ The majority of pieces use texts from Shakespeare plays such as ‘Tell me where is fancy bred,’ ‘Blow, blow thou winter wind,’ ‘Sigh no more ladies,’ ‘O mistress mine, where are you going?’ and ‘Take, oh take those lips away.’ Some of these well known texts will be sung in multiple settings by a variety of composers and in diverse styles.”
Other works include the classic spiritual, "Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit" by William Dawson, and a variety of seasonal works, including settings of the Chanukah song "Y'mei Chanukah," the German folk carol, "Still, Still, Still," a Chilean work "Villancico de Cuzco," as well as the less reverent "Throw the yule log on, Uncle John," by P.D.Q. Bach.
Also of note is the Maryland premiere of a new setting of Sonnet 128 by Robert Cohen. Boudreaux feels “the work is particularly fitting with the use of musical allegories to describe love.”
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-857-2599.
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