The Lexington High School Madrigal Singers, Women's Chorus and Concert Choir will present a Fall Choral Concert at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Lexington.
The venue reflects the desire of Director of Choruses, Jason Iannuzzi, to provide quality acoustical singing venues each year for LHS students. The eclectic program will include pieces spanning 400 years, five languages and many genres. Inspiration for the texts of the pieces come from diverse sources, including classical mythology, a 13th century mass setting, the Russian Orthodox liturgy, an Eastern European dancing song and the poetry of two of the most important 20th century writers in the French language.
Especially noteworthy are the Women's Chorus performing the challenging setting of the Lauda sion text by contemporary Hungarian composer, György Orbán; the Madrigal Singers tackling an excerpt from Poulenc's rarely performed Un soir de neige; and the Concert Choir's rendition of the Wedding Cantata of former Boston-based composer, Daniel Pinkham. Balancing these challenging pieces are the sumptious Ave Maria of Eleanor Daley, the beloved English madrigal, Fair Phyllis, and a number of folksongs from the British Isles.
It is a program with something for everyone and a wonderful showcase of the talent and dedication of our Lexington High School students.
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 24
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Pilgrim Congregational Church, 55 Coolidge Ave, Lexington
Free to the public