CLASSIC CHORAL SOCIETY
Eisenhower Hall Theater
USMA - West Point, NY
Saturday, March 18, 7:30 pm
Aquinas Hall, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh
The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra's (GNSO) newly appointed Music Director, Russell Ger has created a lot of eexcitement in the world of local classical music. Response has been so dramatic that an additional concert was added to the schedule. "From the Other Side" will mark Ger's first concert with the GNSO featuring a major choral masterwork.
“The genesis for this program,” Maestro Ger explains, “is Fauré’s beautiful Requiem, which is unlike any other. He omits the most dramatic section of text, the Dies Irae, which is the depiction of the Days of Wrath and typically exploited with great relish by other composers. By contrast, Fauré’s Requiem is rooted in a deeply felt humanity and focuses on the serenity of eternal rest. To complement this work, we will perform Schubert’s famous Unfinished Symphony, which is imbued with an indefinable sense of the beyond, as well as Barber’s elegiac Adagio for Strings. Barber’s work was used to eulogize JFK after his assassination,” Mr. Ger noted.
Fauré — Requiem. Classic Choral Society and singers from other local choruses join forces for the Requiem.
Schubert — Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759 (also known as the Unfinished Symphony)
Barber — Adagio for Strings
Tickets required for this performance. Students are admitted free.
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CLASSIC CHORAL SOCIETY in Orange County (NY) serves communities in the lower Hudson Valley and surrounding tri-state area. The primary (full) chorus, as well as smaller ensembles and soloists are, with appropriate notice, available to sing at your venue. Our repertoire is extensive and allows us access to a very wide variety of musical styles which can enhance any occasion or program - charity functions, formal concerts, and many other community entertainment events, We can provide special music for weddings, for funerals and memorial services, and for parties and other celebrations - public or private. Contact CCS directly to get more information about performances at your special event. We do not charge a fee, but welcome gifts that allow us to pay our expenses for our programs. Donations are always appreciated.