Two hundred years of choral music!
Our bicentennial celebration begins this season. I'm so excited to be part of this with you! Join us in September as we start rehearsals. We welcome new members—contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an audition.
Fall Concert with Organ
November 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Berger: Brazilian Psalm (Chamber Singers)
Ginastera: Psalm 150
Kodály: Missa Brevis
Pauline Kim Harris: Commissioned work for chorus, organ, and cello
This program features works by three outstanding 20th-century composers of choral music, Jean Berger, Alberto Ginastera, and Zoltán Kodály. Berger’s unaccompanied Brazilian Psalm is rarely performed in its entirety (the concluding "Alleluia" is a frequent encore piece). Ginastera’s setting of Psalm 150 is a perfect match for St. George's Choral Society, as it requires the forces of a large, symphonic choir and features polytonal techniques. Along with the Kodály Missa Brevis, the three pieces make a stunning and intriguing concert program. Pauline Kim Harris, with her husband Conrad Harris, is a member of String Noise. Pauline’s sensitivity to all forms of music and performance make this commission particularly exciting. She will combine conventional techniques with very new ones, resulting in a work that is captivating for both the performers and the audience.
Spring Concert with Orchestra
April 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm
Dvořák: Stabat Mater, opus 58
The connection between composer Antonín Dvořák and St. George’s Choral Society is rich and interesting, including a link with American icon Harry Burleigh. This program includes a complete performance of Dvořák's Stabat Mater, a piece that has earned its place among the monuments of choral repertoire. For full orchestra, large chorus, and soloists, it is a fitting beginning to St. George’s Choral Society's bicentennial year.
Summer Choral Festival: American ‘A Capella’
June 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Copland: In the Beginning
Thompson: The Peaceable Kingdom
The Summer Choral Festival concert is a completely unaccompanied program of two American composers: Aaron Copland and Randall Thompson. Choral singers are familiar with both composers, and this is a rare opportunity to sing two of their masterpieces for choir. Copland's In the Beginning draws its text from the book of Genesis, and is scored for four-part chorus and mezzo-soprano soloist. Thompson’s The Peaceable Kingdom is inspired by an Edward Hicks painting. Composed in 1936, it is made up of eight sacred movements. St. George’s Choral Society pays tribute to these composers in its bicentennial celebration.