Director 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
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.
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.
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
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,