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UMD Chamber Singers: Reunion - Saturday, May 21, 2011

Ten-Year Reunion UM Chamber Singers

Edward Maclary, music director

Saturday, May 21, 2011 8:00 pm - Dekelboum Concert Hall

The University of Maryland Chamber Singers have become one of the nation's premier choral ensembles.

On the occasion of their tenth anniversary, Chamber Singers members past and present reunite to present a concert program entitled Reunion, during which they will present some of the ensemble's most notable musical achievements.

The full range of the group's repertoire will be on display as they perform Renaissance madrigals and motets, choruses of Brahms, great a cappella literature of the twentieth century by Barber, Poulenc and Debussy, and American folk-songs and spirituals. Learn more about the pieces on this program in the UM Libraries:

Reunion Choir   Gerald Finzi - My Spirit Sang All Day   Tomas Luis de Victoria - O magnum mysterium   Giovanni Pierluigi de Palestrina - Super flumina Babilonis   Aaron Copland - Old American Songs

UMD Chamber Singers   Thomas Weelkes - Hosanna to the Son of David   Giuseppe Verdi - Ave Maria   Samuel Barber - Twelfth Night   Johannes Brahms - Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz   Claude Debussy - Trois chansons de Charles d’Orléans   Francois Poulenc - Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence

Reunion Choir   A. Parker, arr. - Hark! I Hear the Harps Eternal   Moses Hogan - This Little Light of Mine   William L. Dawson - Ezekiel Saw de Wheel

AUDIO CLIP: An excerpt from Moses Hogan's This Little Light of Mine, performed by the UMD Chamber Singers and University Chorale under the direction of Professor Edward Maclary (Recording made in 2007; compact disc held in the collections of MSPAL, call number MCD12373)

AUDIO CLIP:Excerpts from Trois chansons de Charles d’Orléans by Claude Debussy: Quand j’ai ouy le tabourin, 1908

AUDIO CLIP:Excerpts from Trois chansons de Charles d’Orléans by Claude Debussy: Yver, vous n’estes qu’un villain, 1898