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GREAT CHORUSES: "Yanks and Brits"

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

The concert, Great Choruses: "Yanks and Brits," will feature music from America and Great Britain. The 85 voice combined FLC day and evening choirs and the debut of the new FLC Chamber Singers will highlight several centuries of choral music from American and British Folk music to the evening's featured work, English composer John Rutter's large 17-minute choral piece, "Gloria." The work is dedicated to Mel Olsen who introduced the young composer to America. Olsen served as the Minister of Music for many years at Fremont Presbytarian Church which is located across from Sac State. Along with Rutter's "Gloria," the combined choirs will celebrate with several Afro-American composers including William Dawson and Moses Hogan.

The evening will also introduce a new choral ensemble to the FLC community with the debut of the FLC Chamber Singers. The ensemble will perform works by America composers Gail Kubik, Carole King, and British composer Thomas Ford, and the multi-movement Choral Dances from "Gloriana" by Benjamin Britten. "Gloriana" was composed for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1952.


Students with ID, Seniors 65+, Children 12 and under $10


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