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The Williamsburg Choral Guild presents its first performance of the 2016-2017 season this Sunday, Nov. 6.
Celebrating traditions and new perspectives for its 41st season, the Williamsburg Choral Guild will perform a mix of well-known classical plus newer, contemporary pieces.
“Bear in mind that ‘classical’ composers such as Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven were once contemporary and of their time. When their works were first performed, audiences may have regarded them as experimental or unusual; over the years, new creations became firmly rooted in the orchestral and choral literature.” says Jay BeVille, Williamsburg Choral Guild Conductor and Artistic Director.
At the November 6 concert titled “Haydn and New Friends”, enjoy Haydn’s Mass in Time of War, Vaughan Williams’ Toward the Unknown Region and Ola Gjelio’s “The Ground” from his Sunrise Mass. Join Artistic Director Jay BeVille, the Chorus, professional soloists and a chamber orchestra for this breathtaking afternoon.
What ties the seemingly disparate pieces of this concert together is the underlying theme of optimism and hopes for a peaceful future, even in the face of war and tragedy. Set to compositions spanning four centuries, these musical visions of a more perfect world illustrate that the human spirit will always rise above despair and desolation and seek the higher ground.
Want to go?
When: Sunday, November 6, 2016
4:00pm (free pre-concert lecture at 3:00)
Where: Warhill High School Auditorium
Tickets: $30; $10 for students
Visit WilliamsburgChoralGuild.org for more info or to purchase tickets.
About the Williamsburg Choral Guild:
The Guild is an all-volunteer, non-profit arts organization in Williamsburg, Virginia. Since 1975 the group has been bringing great choral music to the Greater Williamsburg region.
Submitted by Corrina Fergusen on behalf of the Williamsburg Choral Guild
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