American Guild of Organists
Milwaukee Chapter
 

Requiem/Gloria; Bel Canto Chorus

  • 26 Oct 2013
  • 7:30 PM
  • Christ King Parish, Wauwatosa, WI
 


 
Press Release
 October 14,  2013

Bel Canto Chorus presents Requiem/Gloria

 

Milwaukee, WI - Bel Canto Chorus (Richard Hynson, Music Director), in collaboration with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, presents Maurice Duruflé's Requiem and Francis Poulenc's Gloria on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM at Christ King Parish.

 

Bel Canto Chorus opens its 2013-2014 season with Maurice Duruflé's mystical Requiem and Francis Poulenc's jubilant, jazzy Gloria. Bel Canto Music Director Richard Hynson will lead the chorus and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in this concert inspired by the chorus's recent tour to France.

 

Guest artists Kevin Bailey (organ), Gerard Sundberg (baritone), and Nicole Warner (mezzo-soprano) join the chorus and orchestra in Duruflé's Requiem. Rebecca Whitney (soprano) is the soloist for Poulenc's Gloria.

 

"This season, titled 'Works with Friends,' describes the thread of collaboration that runs throughout," said Hynson. "Each concert will feature an exciting performance with another area ensemble. We're delighted to have the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on stage with us for our opening concert."

 

In the singular style of twentieth-century French sacred music, organist and composer Maurice Duruflé's Requiem uses rich, contemporary harmonies to enhance the ancient melodies of Gregorian chant. American jazz and the cabaret style of popular music imbue Francis Poulenc's Gloria. His Gallic, populist compositional style brings the words to vivid, playful life.

 

Tickets are $25 - $33 and are available at the Box Office (414) 481-8801, or online at www.belcanto.org. Senior, student, and group discounts are available.

 

This concert is presented in part with support from the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF); the Bradley Foundation; the Herzfeld Foundation; the Milwaukee County Arts Board; and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

LISTING INFORMATION

What
Bel Canto Chorus presents Requiem/Gloria

When
Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 PM

Where

Christ King Parish (2604 N. Swan Blvd., Wauwatosa, WI)  

Who

Bel Canto Chorus, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Kevin Bailey (organ), Gerard Sundberg (baritone), Nicole Warner (mezzo-soprano), Rebecca Whitney (soprano)


Tickets

To purchase tickets ($25-$33), call the Box Office at (414) 481-8801 or visit www.belcanto.org. Senior, student, and group discounts are available.


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