2018 Spring Concert

A Celebration of the Choral Art

J. S. Bach Cantata 118
William Walton Coronation Te Deum
Morten Lauridsen Mid-Winter Songs
John Rutter Gloria

Two festive tours-de-force for choir and brass by William Walton and John Rutter are combined with Morten Lauridsen’s earliest choral cycle, the Mid-Winter Songs on poetry by Robert Graves for a concert that will combine cosmic praise with deep intimacy.

Lauridsen’s setting of the Graves charts the wayward romantic fortunes of the poet in stunningly evocative compositions, with challenging and crystalline music for choir and piano.
Walton’s ebullient Coronation Te Deum was composed for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953, and features lush double-choir writing and infectious rhythm.
John Rutter’s joyful Gloria, composed 20 years later contains fanfares aplenty and a rhapsodically lyrical middle movement.

We are making Bach Choir history by offering this fabulous program at the State Theater in Easton, our first time in the venue. Our Philadelphia area friends will be able to join us for a performance in the striking confines of the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church.

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 7:30pm
State Theatre, Easton, PA
Tickets on sale starting August 16; please call State Theatre Box office: 1-800-999-STATE

Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 4pm
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, PA