You’re Invited to Sing with Us!
The Phipps Choral Society and orchestra, under the direction of Thomas Dahle, will present Schubert’s Mass in G on Palm Sunday, March 25. This lyric and tuneful masterwork was written when Schubert was a mere 18 years old.
Weekly chorus rehearsals begin Sunday, January 28 (2:30-5 p.m.) in the Music Studio of The Phipps Center. No auditions are necessary to be a member of the Choral Society chorus, however a good grasp of basic musicianship skills will be of definite benefit to interested singers. Membership is open to singers of high school age and older.
All singers are expected to attend the vast majority of the eight Sunday afternoon rehearsals. Singers must also be able to attend the final rehearsal with orchestra and soloists on Saturday morning, March 24.
There will be a $25 membership fee to help defray expenses of the performance.
The chorus will use the G. Schirmer edition of the Mass in G. Singers may use their own such edition or will be provided one from The Choral Society’s library.
Other selections will include “Agnus Dei” from Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem (chorus, tenor soloist, and organ); “The Ground” by Ola Gjeilo (chorus, piano, and orchestra); “Laudate Dominum” by Mozart (chorus, soprano soloist, and orchestra); and “Agnus Dei” by Paul Halley (chorus, soprano saxophone, and organ). Music will be provided for these additional selections.
As part of the Palm Sunday program, Violinist Michál Sobieski will perform the “Spring” concerto from Antonio Vivaldi’s The Seasons.