Philomusica Concert Choir Presents

A Singer's Celebration

On Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 8 pm Philomusica Concert Choir will present “A Singer’s Celebration” at Crossroads Theatre, Recipient of the 1999 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater. The theater is located at 7 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ.

The program will also be presented on Sunday, May 6, at 4 PM, at Our Lady of Peace Church, 1740 Route 130 North, North Brunswick, NJ.

This program is a selection of choral masterpieces celebrating a wide range of styles. It will feature a work by contemporary African-American composer Adolphus Hailstork “Seven Songs of the Rubaiyat”, text by Omar Khayyam (English translation by Edward Fitzgerald). Dr. Hailstork‘s style is eclectic, and his music always “sings” and it owes much to the composers he embraced in his formative years: Aaron Copeland, Samuel Barber and Igor Stravinski (Biography, in All Music, online.)

The program also features J.S.Bach’s “Jesu, Meine Freude”, and “Lobet Den Herrn”.

Additional selections include Johannes Brahms’ “Sechs Lieder und Romanzen” Opus 93A; John Rutter’s “God be in my Head”; and Randall Thompson’s “Alleluiah”. Accompaniment will be provided by a positive organ with organist Shea Velloso, and a Violoncello, played by cellist Katrina Kormanski.



Past Events:

A Christmas Concert - In Excelsis Gloria - Fall 2011
Shakespeare, Brahms and All That Jazz - Spring 2011
Wine Tasting & Silent Auction - February 2011
A Festival of Magnificats - Fall 2010
In Praise and Remembrance - Spring 2010
What Sweeter Music - Fall 2009
Philomusica Celebrates Love - Spring 2009
Christmas through the Ages - Fall 2008
Celebrating Inspiration - Spring 2008
Awake, Awake - Fall 2007
Sounds of Devotion - Spring 2006
Echoes of Mystery and Joy - Fall 2006

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