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Bowdoin Chorus

  • 12/1/2012 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Location: Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium
  • Event Type: Concert

Bowdoin ChorusThe Bowdoin Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra, directed by Anthony Antolini '63, will perform "Noel francais," a cornucopia of Christmas choral works paying a musical tribute to Maine's French cultural heritage on Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2, at 2 p.m. in Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. The event is free and no tickets are requied.

The repertoire will include Christmas carols, all sung in French, from Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and France, some for audience sing-along. Many are familiar to American audiences in their English translations, such as "Angels We Have Heard on High" and "O Holy Night."

The featured work on the concerts will be Marc-Antoine Charpentier's "Midnight Mass for Christmas" for orchestra, chorus and soloists. This charming Baroque work is based on popular French Christmas carols of the period.

The Chorus will also share the stage with Maine's folk group, 'Ti' Acadie, performing Acadian, Cajun and French-Canadian Christmas tunes and dances and accompanying the choir on various Christmas carols.

For more information e-mail aantolin@bowdoin.edu or call 207-725-3347.

Other upcoming concerts presented by the Music Department include the following:

Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2
4 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall
The Bowdoin Chamber Choir, directed by Robert K. Greenlee, will perform a program titled "In Celebration of King David." Pianist George Lopez will join the choir in a performance of settings from across the centuries of psalms and other texts relevant to the Hebrew king.

Monday, December 3
6 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall
Piano students of George Lopez will perform works by Bach, Scarlatti, Benshoof, Beethoven, Busconi, and Chopin. Performers include Lucy Luo, Cordelia Zars, Linna Gao, Sarah Liu, Bonnie Cao, and Yowon Yoon.

Monday, December 3
8 p.m., Tillotson Room, Gibson Hall
"Music Sampler" featuring student performers Molly Ridley, jazz voice; Dan Lesser, cello; Simon Bordwin, voice; Justin Hung, guitar; Leah Kahn, voice; Kailey Bennett, violin; Benjamin Haile, voice; and Samantha Levin, voice.