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The GMChorale's "Resounding Voices" season concludes on Sunday, April 29 at 4PM with a concert of beautiful, inspiring choral music.

A pre-concert talk by Dr. Neely Bruce, professor of music at Wesleyan University, will begin at 3:15PM.

The concert takes place at the MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 La Rosa Lane, Middletown, CT. Tickets are on sale now at www.gmchorale.org and will also be available at the door.

 
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Jephte


Sunday, April 29, 2018
4:00PM

A pre-concert talk by Dr. Neely Bruce begins at 3:15PM


MHS Performing Arts Center

200 La Rosa Lane, Middletown, CT
 

Born in a hillside village near Rome, Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674) rose from obscure beginnings to serve as maestro di capella (choirmaster and organist) at a leading church in Rome. He became involved with a group called the Order of the Oratory, a religious lay organization dedicated to bringing people into the church. The Order held its meetings in the oratorio, or chapel of the church, and soon, their dramatizations of Bible stories became known as oratorios.

Over time, music was added to the dramatizations, and Carissimi became one of the most prominent composers and conductors of these popular performances. So great was his influence that the format he eventually perfected for the oratorio -- a Bible story, narrated in sung recitative and interspersed with arias, choruses, and more -- became the standard. Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, and many others used Carissimi's model.

 

Join the GMChorale on this Sunday, April 29 to hear Carissimi's Jephte, acknowledged as the best of these early Baroque oratories, and the one which set the standard for centuries to come.

The program will also include a selection of favorite Renaissance madrigals and the sparkling Te Deum by Franz Joseph Haydn. The Middletown High School Concert choir, under the direction of Stephanie Zak, will join the 80 singers of the GMChorale in singing the madrigals and the Haydn.
Hear the GMChorale sing Carissimi's beautiful cantata Jephte, praised for its "Sweetness of melody, artful modulation, and original harmony." CLICK HERE to order tickets.
A pre-concert talk by Neely Bruce, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music at Wesleyan University, will begin at 3:15pm for ticket-holders. Dr. Bruce will talk about Carissimi’s Jepthe and its place in music history, and will offer comments about the madrigals and Haydn’s Te DeumFollowing the concert, members of the audience are invited to get a closer look at the instruments and talk with the players.
EVENT DETAILS

What: Choral concert by the GMChorale, vocal soloists, and professional orchestra, led by Artistic Director Joseph D’Eugenio.
Program: Jepthe by Giacomo Carissimi (about 30 minutes), Te Deum by Franz Joseph Haydn (about 10 minutes), and a selection of Renaissance madrigals (about 15 minutes).
When: Sunday, April 29, 2018, 4:00PM. The pre-concert talk by Dr. Neely Bruce begins at 3:15PM.
Where: MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 La Rosa Lane, Middletown, CT. Click on the picture MHS or the map to open Google Maps for this location.
Accessible: Yes
Tickets: $15-$35. Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more.
Reserve Tickets at:
www.gmchorale.org. Click HERE for a direct link to the online ticket store. Tickets are also available at the door on the day of the concert.
Reserve Tickets Now to hear "Jephte"
Join the fun and support the GMChorale's bright future!
Enjoy fine food and drink, enjoy a little music, schmooze with the GMChorale's Artistic Director Joseph D'Eugenio, chat with the singers, take a chance on an auction, and relax in the breathtaking beauty of the Wadsworth Mansion, exquisitely restored and nestled in one of the most scenic spots in Connecticut.
Sunday, June 10, 2008 at 4:00 PM
Wadsworth Mansion, Middletown, CT
Tickets: $75 - visit www.gmchorale.org
The Greater Middletown Chorale in concert
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