Spring choral concert Sun.

‘There is Sweet Music Here’ is final concert of season

The Parkersburg Choral Society welcomes everyone to its final concert for the season.

The spring concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at First Lutheran Church, 1701 19th St., Parkersburg.

The concert will begin with There is Sweet Music Here. Text by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and music by Greg Gilpin. Next is Fresh and Fearless, Daniel Elder’s musical creation of the dynamic combination of life and darkness represented in Sara Teasdale’s poem May Night.

The next selection is I Have Loved the Stars Too Fondly with words quoting The Old Astronomer by Sarah Williams with original music and words from Heather Sorenson. Next, The Dream Ship with music by Susan LaBarr and words from Eugene Field’s poem The Dream-ship.

Five American Songs arranged by John Wykoff will be presented before Intermission. Look Up Look Down, Jenny Jenkins, Who Killed Poor Robin?, Pretty Saro, and I Got a Hog and a Pig.

Following a brief Intermission, the Choir will return with Nine Hundred Miles, a Traditional Folk song arranged by Rene Clausen. Followed by I Cannot Count the Stars by Eugene Butler. The next selection is the Traditional American Folksong Fiddle-I-Fee, arranged by John Purifoy.

Next will be Evening Prayer, Ola Gjeilo’s creation from words by St. Augustine. Morten Lauriden’s creation from James Agee’s poem, Sure On This Shining Night, from Nocturnes follows. The final selection of the concert will be The Tiger, composed by Lauren Bernofsky from a William Blake Poem.

This concert will be free, with donations accepted at the door, with hearing and handicapped accesability. A reception will follow the concert, with all welcome.

The choir is under the direction of Luke Zyla with accopmpanist David Nuss. To join the Choral Society for the upcoming season, a simple audition with Luke Zyla can be arranged.

If you go

The spring concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at First Lutheran Church, 1701 19th St., Parkersburg.

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