Published: Jul 10, 2012 07:00 PM
Modified: Jul 10, 2012 01:49 PM
Voices’ summer chorus will perform “Stairway to Heaven,” a collection of heaven-inspired songs, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 13, at University United Methodist Church, 150 E. Franklin St.
The concert will feature works arranged by Moses Hogan, George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, J.S. Bach, Carlos Salzedo, Enrique Granados, Irving Berlin and Gabriel Fauré.
The performance begins with Fauré’s “Requiem,” a choral-orchestral piece often described as “a lullaby of death” because of its gentle tone.
Appearing with Voices’ summer chorus will be baritone soloist Ken Davis; soprano soloist Leslie Heal-Ray; and the North Carolina Harp Ensemble.
The North Carolina Harp Ensemble formed in 2010 and is directed by Jacquelyn Bartlett, Professor of Harp at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. The mission of the organization is to provide professional harp ensemble instruction to professional, advanced, intermediate and beginning harpists of all ages throughout the state, allowing them to benefit from participating and performing with an ensemble.
Voices, formerly the Chapel Hill Community Chorus, is a 130-member strong chorus that includes a smaller ensemble called Cantari. Both choruses perform fall and spring concerts.
In the summer, a 68-member chorus performs. Voices’ summer chorus began in 2002 for singers who wanted to sing throughout the year and not just during Voices’ fall and spring semesters.
Tickets are $12, $6 for students, and can be purchased at voiceschapelhill.org
or with cash or check at the door the night of the concert.
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