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Wisconsin Chamber Choir presents “Sing To Me a Love Song”
February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm$10.00 – $15.00
Join members of the Wisconsin Chamber Choir as they present an afternoon of love songs including Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes (set 1), sung in German. Filled with varying styles of music and sizes of ensembles, this is an event you won’t want to miss. The intimate concert is a unique experience to hear a wide variety of music composed by Brahms, Barber, Donizetti, Delibes, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, and others.
Brahms’ Liebeslieder (Love Songs) explore various aspects of love, both pleasant and painful, set to a lilting accompaniment that will make you want to waltz along with the piano duet played by Mark Brampton Smith and Sherri Hansen. The remainder of the program features solos, duets, and small ensembles sung by talented soloists from the choir including tenor Chris Eggers, contralto Natalie Falconer, soprano Julie Hutchinson, mezzo-soprano Rachel Wood, and many other stellar performers. A mix of classical and musical theatre selections balance out the program, including the sumptuous “Flower Duet” from Lakmé, the aria “Una furtiva lagrima” from The Elixir of Love, and entertaining musical theatre selections such as “The Miller’s Son” (A Little Night Music) and “All I Care About Is Love” (Chicago).
Immediately following the event, audience members are invited to join the singers for complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine and chocolates to celebrate an afternoon of musical excellence.
Founded in 1998, the Wisconsin Chamber Choir has established a reputation for excellence in the performance of oratorios by Bach, Handel, Mozart, and Brahms; a cappella works from various centuries; and world-premieres. Artistic Director Robert Gehrenbeck has been hailed by critics for his vibrant and emotionally compelling interpretations of a wide variety of choral masterworks.
Advance tickets for the February 10 performance at First Unitarian Society Landmark Auditorium in Madison are available for $15 ($10 for students) from www.wisconsinchamberchoir.org, via Brown Paper Tickets, or from a member of the choir. For more information, contact Sue Reget at 608 173-4609.