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Coe Concert Choir and Camerata to present "Dark Journeys"

Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2012-11-01 10:36:44 - General

The Coe College Concert Choir and the Coe Chamber Choir, Camerata, will jointly present a fall program entitled "Dark Journeys" on Sunday, Nov. 11 beginning at 4 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium. Featuring the world premiere of two new compositions by Coe Music Professor Dr. Marc Falk, it is free and open to the public.

The first half of the program explores different settings of the Orpheus myth. Audience members will see and hear Orpheus' wedding to Euridice, watch him bargain with the Furies to cross the river Styx and gain entrance into the underworld, and see what happens afterward. This set features the music of Monteverdi, Byrd, Schumann, Steffens, Gluck and more, as well as the premiere of two new pieces on Orpheus texts by Falk, the choir’s conductor.

The journey continues with Samuel Barber’s beautiful "Reincarnations," and a set of thoughtful and provocative music from Coe's new chamber choir, Camerata. The journey then ends with uplifting and spiritual music by Dawson, Copland, Christiansen and others.

For more information, call 399-8521.