OUR 2019-2020 SEASON
Dona Nobis Pacem
Fri, Oct 25th, at 7:30pm
Ralph Vaughan Williams’ prayer for peace, Dona Nobis Pacem, is as relevant and moving today as it was when it was composed just three years before the outbreak of World War II. Paired with this beloved masterpiece are works by Peteris Vasks and Arvo Pärt - plus, Samuel Barber’s transcendent choral transcription of his Adagio for Strings.
Joy of the Season
Tues, Dec 17th, at 7:30pm
The Chorale’s annual holiday favorite returns on December 17th to Meymandi Concert Hall. Join 170 voices of the Symphonic Choir, the Chamber Choir, and Garner High School’s Women’s Ensemble as we ring in the season. From familiar carols by Rutter and Willcocks to contemporary settings of your favorite Elvis and Sinatra tunes, the whole family will love Joy of the Season.
Romance in the Air
Sat, Feb 15th, at 4:00 & 8:00pm
Celebrate your Valentine’s Day with the 16-voice Chamber Choir, Susan Lohr at the piano, plus bass and drums, as we pay homage to the great singer-songwriters of past and present. Enjoy classic hits from artists like Paul Simon, James Taylor, Carole King, Billy Joel, and Elton John as well as more recent hits from Adele, Sam Smith, and Ed Sheeran.
Tues, March 3rd, at 7:30pm
Antonín Dvořák’s monumental Requiem setting soars in the similar grand Romantic style of the settings of Verdi and Berlioz. Dvořák brings to this work a strong sense of dramatic pacing, inventive orchestration, and his own deep religious devotion. From the fire and fury of the “Dies Irae” to the tender pleas of the soloist’s “Pie Jesu”, this performance will captivate, inspire, and engage.
Barons of Broadway
Sun, March 29th, at 3:00pm
This spring, the Chorale and pit orchestra present some of the most beloved music from the American Musical Theater. You’ll hear songs from shows like Camelot, My Fair Lady, Phantom, Cats, Guys and Dolls, and more. In our second installment of Barons of Broadway, we pay homage to the compositional duo Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, Broadway legend Frank Loesser, and internationally-renowned songwriter Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Tues, May 19th, at 7:30pm
Composers from Vivaldi to Barry Manilow have drawn inspiration from nature, and in particular the change of seasons. Music Director Al Sturgis has assembled a wonderfully eclectic program of season-themed choral gems from celebrated historical composers such as Haydn, Grieg, Elgar, and Debussy to the most notable composers of today like Jake Runestad, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Chen Yi, Morton Lauridsen, and Eric Whitacre. Come experience the magic of the seasons with a 40-voice Chamber Choir, Maestro Sturgis, and Susan Lohr.