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Chorale features American composers

10:16 AM, Mar. 5, 2013  |  Comments
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The Central Chamber Chorale will perform works of two 20th Century American composers in its 7:30 p.m. concert Saturday at the First Congregational Church, 311 Second St., Wisconsin Rapids.

The Chorale will open the concert with Aaron Copland's "In the Beginning" with soprano Elizabeth Dahlby as soloist. In the second part, the Chorale will perform the "Frostiana" series by Randall Thompson, which are songs set to the poetry of American poet, Robert Frost. The group also will perform several folk songs arranged as choral works by Aaron Copland including "Zion's Wall" and "At the River." Randall Thompson's major choral work, "Peaceable Kingdom" will be performed by Chorale in the third segment of the concert.

The concert is open to the public without charge. The Chorale, under the direction of Greg Reierson, choral director at Marshfield High School, is in its 42nd season. Linda Feldt is the Chorale's accompanist.

The concert is sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the state of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information about the Central Chamber Chorale and its mission of keeping the Joy of Great Choral Music Alive, go to www.centralchamberchorale.org.

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