“Come to the Music” Festival Concert on Saturday, October 19 at 7:00 PM
at the First Congregational Church in Cheshire
Alchemy, the vocal chamber ensemble of the GMChorale, will offer “Soirées Musicales” on Saturday, October 19 at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary. The concert showcases the versatility of this ensemble in performances of accompanied and a cappella choral music, and recalls the elegance of musical gatherings in earlier days though the singing of music that was meant to be performed in social settings that were intimate and informal. The featured work on these programs is the Neue Liebeslieder waltzes by Johannes Brahms, virtuosic settings of love poems for solo voices, chorus, and piano four hands (that is, two pianists playing one piano). The GMChorale’s long-time pianist Allan Conway will be joined at the keyboard by Artistic Director Joseph D’Eugenio, and members of Alchemy will perform the vocal solos. The program also includes choral music by Giacchino Rossini, Randall Thompson, Edward Elgar, Rene Clausen, and others.