The Cottonwood singers rehearse earlier this month for the performance that will be on stage this Saturday.

Some of Nelson’s sweetest voices to gather Saturday

The excellent acoustics of St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral make it the ideal venue for an intimate choral concert

The excellent acoustics of St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral make it the ideal venue for an intimate choral concert featuring performances by Cottonwood, under the direction of Kathleen Neudorf, and Lalen, a new group directed by Allison Girvan that includes a number of Corazon alumni.

This concert promises to cover a lot of territory, making its way from the perfectly silly to the profoundly sacred.

On Saturday, Cottonwood will open with madrigals by Farmer, Gibbons and Lassus.  Neudorf will then join Girvan and Noemi Kiss in a performance of Monteverdi’s Canzonette for 3 voices.

In the sacred realm, Cottonwood will perform Don Macdonald’s Ave Maria and Maurice Duruflé’s Ubi Caritas, and will double up with Lalen for a performance of Morten Lauridsen’s powerful O Magnum Mysterium. (If you are unfamiliar with this piece, check out the King’s College Choir version on YouTube.)

The latter part of the program includes two further pieces from Girvan’s new Lalen ensemble, and some lighter material from Cottonwood that reflects cultures from around the world.

Good music can be an effective antidote to the lengthening nights of November.  Songs for a November Evening can be heard at 7:30 p.m. on November 24 at 723 Ward Street.  Admission is by donation.

 

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