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      Middlebury Community Chorus Thanksgiving Concert: Songs of Rejoicing & Remembrance in Middlebury


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      November 23, 2019

      Saturday   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      72 Porter Field Rd
      Middlebury, Vermont 05753

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      Middlebury Community Chorus Thanksgiving Concert: Songs of Rejoicing & Remembrance

      110 community and student singers come together to offer historic and newly written songs that express gratitude, jubilation, praise, hope, longing, and tribute. The program features Johannes Brahms’s lyrical elegy Nänie; dynamic gospel and African-influenced songs; and a mix of celebratory and reflective works by contemporary composers including Middlebury’s Sam Guarnaccia and Peter Hamlin. Jeff Rehbach conducts and Tim Guiles accompanies this annual Thanksgiving concert, with instrumentalists from the Champlain Philharmonic, Vermont Symphony, Burlington Civic Symphony, Middlebury Community Music Center, and Middlebury Wind Ensemble.

      The program includes the world premiere of "Wings of the Morning" by Peter Hamlin; Sam Guarnaccia's "To See A World" from Emergent Universe Oratorio; "Sing Out Your Joy" by gospel composer Victor Johnson; a South African song of praise, "Modimo", arr. by Michael Barrett; Dan Forrest's dynamic "Ngokujabula!" (Rejoicing!); Elaine Hagenberg's "The Music of Stillness" (poetry by Sara Teasdale); "Hymn to the Eternal Flame", in memory of Holocaust victims, by Stephen Paulus; Brahms's romantic setting of Nänie; "One Voice" by Ruth Moody of the Canadian roots trio Wailin' Jennys; and Ola Gjeilo's "Luminous Night of the Soul".

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Holiday | Performing Arts

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