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Spring Choral Concert

May 4, 2015

The Flute Choir, Bella Voce and Concert Chorale ended their performance seasons with a beautiful and perhaps unusual combined concert. Both the Flute Choir and Bella Voce performed a variety of spiritual, sacred, American folk and romantic music. Concert Chorale offered less variety but more depth than usual, as they performed a new arrangement of the Latter-day Saint hymn “Praise to the Man,” along with Faure’s “Requiem.”

The requiem especially took this concert deep into what the Old Testament calls “the valley of the shadow of death.” This concert was more reserved, more reverent, more somber than usual. Ultimately, the reserve and the depth of the requiem led to a greater feeling of triumph. That alone made this performance meaningful to me. I hope that others, both in the audience and on the stage, got to feel what I felt.

 

(Post by Stephen Taylor ’15. Photos by Jordan Wunderlich ’16.)

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