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Sunday, October 25, 2015

To Be Certain of the Dawn / Stephen Paulus
Mary Wilson Redden, soprano
    Sharon Hordes, mezzo-soprano
    David Lipp, cantor and tenor
    Alexander Redden, baritone

Louisville Youth Choir

Israel in Eqypt (excerpts) / G.F. Handel

Congregation Adath Jeshurun / $20 / 105 min / 3:00 pm
2401 Woodbourne Avenue

Pre-concert program:  2:15 pm

To Be Certain of the Dawn is a memorial oratorio originally commissioned in 2005 as a commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the freeing of Holocaust survivors. Our performance honors the 70th anniversary of that event. This is a lyrical and moving work that includes cantor, soloists, and a children's chorus in addition to a mixed chorus and orchestra. It raises eternal questions of humanity, tolerance and respect while cautioning that the prevention of such horrors rests in the hands of today's youth.

Handel's magnificent oratorio, Israel in Egypt, is characterized by virtuosic choruses that fully exploit his lavish and sophisticated aural imagery.  It is a dramatic telling of struggle and freedom through the Exodus as reflected in biblical texts.



Sunday, December 20, 2015

A Classical Christmas
     Handel, Bach, Corelli, Berlioz, and more

Church of the Holy Spirit / $25 / 80 min / 3:00 pm
3345 Lexington Road

Pre-concert program:  2:15 pm

The Louisville Master Chorale is very pleased to present a program of favorite Christmas music.  Enjoy time-honored masterworks from Handel (e.g. excerpts from Messiah), Bach, Corelli, and Berlioz as well as some exciting newer additions to the repertoire by Morten Lauridsen, René Clausen, and William Mathias.  The chorus and orchestra promise a program which will be exhilarating for the entire family.



Sunday, April 10, 2016

Coronation Anthems / G.F. Handel

Te Deum in C major / F.J. Haydn.

Organ Concerto in F major / G.F. Handel
      Dr. Phillip Brisson
, organist

Calvary Episcopal Church / $20 / 70 min / 3:00 pm
821 S. 4th Street

Pre-concert program:  2:15 pm

The four Coronation Anthems were composed by Handel in 1727 for the coronation of King George II. The anthems feature robust orchestration and are often used in royal weddings, coronations, and film.

Te Deum is a magnificent choral drama that was commissioned by Empress Marie Therese, the wife of Franz I of Austria.  It features engaging interplay between the chorus and orchestra along with stunning harmonies.

Handel's Organ Concerto in F major was among six organ concertos written as interludes in performances of oratorios.  Because of its engaging, charming, and vigorous music, the F major has become the most popular of his organ concertos.


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To Be Certain
of the Dawn

Oct 25 - $20/each
A Classical

Dec. 20 - $25/each

Apr 10 - $20/each
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Half-price Student Tickets are available at the door for persons under 21, subject to availability. Pre-school children (i.e. under first grade) may attend at no cost when accompanied by parents or guardians.


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