The Fond du Lac Chamber Singers will hold their first concert of the year on Friday, March 8, at St. Paul's Cathedral, 51 W. Division St., Fond du Lac. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The program, entitled "Poetry, Prophesy, Prose and Puns," covers a wide array of composers, poets and styles. Some of the selections include, "Lamentations of Jeremiah", arranged by Z. Randall Stroope. Also arranged by Stroope is "Amor de mi Alma," based on a poem by Spanish author Garcilasco de la Vega (1503-1536).
"The selections I've chosen for the concert run the full gamut from lighthearted gaiety to sorrowful mourning," explains Cara Davis, director of the Fond du Lac Chamber Singers. "All contain beautiful lyrics and eloquent poetry, with deep harmonies and breathtaking vocal ranges."
Besides works sung by the entire chorus, there will also be works performed by smaller groups within the same chorus. These pieces are: "Amor" by William Bolcolm sung by Micaela Holland; "The Dove and the Maple Tree, a Moravian folk song, sung by Teresa Emery and Micaela Holland; "The Vagabond" by Ralph Vaughn Williams, sung by Noah Goebel; "Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte" by Mozart, sung by Eva Thelen; and "The Flower Duet" from "Lakme," sung by Grace Jones and Elise Estes.
The chorus consists of 26 members from Fond du Lac and the surrounding area. They are as follows: Teresa Emery, Elise Estes, Grace Jones, Lori Page, Amy Puls, Eva Thelen, Valerie Wendtland, sopranos; Brittany Benish, Micaela Holland, Mel Kolstad, Deb Madel, Betsy Urven and Julie Walker, altos; Devin Dehne, Chad Kraus, Andy Schulz and Carey Woodward, tenors; and Michael Dunphy, John Emery, Noah Goebel, Brian Kolstad, Alan Kraus, John Laing, Jim McNally, LaMont Page and Ralph Schwartz, bass/baritones.
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