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The Enduring Muse: The choral ideal, then and now
Fri, March 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-4$15 – $20
The Oriana Consort presents The Enduring Muse: The choral ideal, then and now. Few sounds are as beautiful to the human ear as a cappella choral music, sung by unaccompanied voices, tuning only to each other. This was the choral sound sought by many Renaissance composers, and it remains the choral sound sought by many composers of the 21st century — two eras each distinguished by a flowering of new choral music. In this concert Walter Chapin directs choral works from each: from the Renaissance by Byrd, Palestrina, Morley, Wilbye, Vautor, and de Sermisy; and from the 21st century by Wachner, Whitacre, Betinis, Bray, Gjeilo, and Ešenvalds. Soloists include Oriana members Ashley Mac and Olivia Adams.