The Lakeshore Chorale and Orchestra present a program of Handel and Brahms Sunday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. as the second concert of this season’s Music at Memorial series at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church.
Under the baton of Artistic Director James Biery, the chorale will perform G. F. Handel’s Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day and Johannes Brahms’ Motet, Opus 74, No. 1.
“Handel set English poet John Dryden’s poem to music,” said Biery, “to pay homage to St. Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians. The text also illustrates the Pythagorean theory that music was there at the very beginning – a central force at the creation of the world.
“The Brahms motet, considered one of the composer’s greatest choral compositions along with his German Requiem, is unaccompanied, and often has been described as breathtaking,” said Biery.
Soloists include Melissa Maloney, soprano; Brian White, tenor; Dennis Carter, flute; Hunter Eberly, trumpet; and David Walker, lute.
General seating admission for Music at Memorial concerts is $10. Tickets are available at the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church reception desk or online at ticketriver.com. Concertgoers under the age of 25 with valid student ID are admitted free of charge. Parking is available behind the church at 16 Lakeshore Drive in Grosse Pointe Farms.
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