Monday, July 2, 2012
Tyler Civic Chorale will present Mozart and Haydn concertos.
Guest piano soloist Judy Biondini will be featured.
TYLER The Tyler Civic Chorale will present the first event of its 2012/2013 season, a collection of instrumental and choral music by Wolfgang Mozart and Franz Josef Haydn, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, in the recently renovated sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Tyler at 230 West Rusk Street. The concert is free to the public.
A professional chamber orchestra, plus guest piano soloist Judy Biondini, will offer concertos by the two composers. A schola cantorum from the Tyler Civic Chorale will sing movements from Haydn’s The Creation, an oratorio completed in 1796. When translated from the Latin, “schola cantorum” means “singers’ school.” In the Chorale’s case, the cantorum will be a group of 12 singers from the full 50-voice Chorale, conducted by Donald Duncan, the Chorale’s artistic director.
Duncan observes, “This unusual concert is the first of two new ventures for the Chorale. On July 22 we’ll feature our guests and a small group of singers. The next event in the 2012/2013 season will be a dinner in late November offering good food and good song as a royal medieval court and entourage play, sing, and dance for three performances that will entertain the entire family. Not forgetting the Chorale’s traditional gifts to the East Texas community, the Lessons and Carols service will be sung in December, with a spring concert of sacred and secular music in March 2013.”
Duncan continues, “Our 1950s music was so enthusiastically received at the recent spring gala that we are staying with the Fifties theme for the next gala in May 2013, followed by the popular July Fourth concert at which we honor our nation and those who have served in its military forces.”
For more information, visit the Chorale’s website or Facebook page.