Our friends are one of the great blessings of life and caring for others is a service of joy. Join us for an evening of beloved songs about friendship, ranging from favorite Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis and Romantic writer Robert Pearsal to comtemporary artists James Taylor, the Beatles, Randy Newman, and many more.
Renowned conductor Robert Shaw joined with orchestrator Robert Russel Bennett to create The Many Moods of Christmas, a medley of carols for choir and orchestra that remains a classic holiday collection to this day. We will surround this definitive work with an audience carol sing-along and other favorites by Rutter, Hairston, Esenvalkds, and many more. Joining the chorale as a special guest star is Aaron Blake, former scholarship winner and renowned Metropolitan Opera tenor.
Franz Joseph Haydn’s Harmoniemesse is the last and largest mass he composed. It is an energetic and playful work full of memorable melodies. John Rutter’s Requiem is a moving work that has become a standard, now performed the world over. These two masterpieces will provide an evening of introspection and celebration.
Performed with choir, orchestra, and multi-media, this Karl Jenkins masterpiece is one of the most moving works of the 21st century. Powerful and hopeful, the music marches us into an experience unlike any other. This concert is dedicated in honor and memory of our veterans.