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