“Encore: a demand for a repetition or reappearance made by an audience.”
Such are the musical selections being prepared by The Phipps Choral Society for its Sunday, April 14, performance at The Phipps Center, with familiar choruses that have endeared themselves to the concert going public.
Selections will include “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves” from Nabucco, “Brindisi” from La Traviata, and “Triumphal Scene” from Aida, all by Giuseppe Verdi; “Humming Chorus” from Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini; “The Promise of Living” from Aaron Copland’s opera The Tender Land, and “Make Our Garden Grow” from Leonard Bernstein’s opera Candide.
The Chorus will also perform a couple of choruses from the Oratorio genre to round out the program of encore caliber works.
The chorus of 50 voices from the St. Croix valley area is under the direction of Thomas Dahle, Music Director of The Phipps Choral Society. Accompaniment will be provided by Heather Tank, piano, as well as a few instrumentalists. Now in its 29th season, The Phipps Choral Society presents an annual concert of timeless music from the repertoire of composers such as Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart, and Brahms.
Tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for students of any age.