University of Rochester

EVENT: University of Rochester Chamber Singers Concert, "My Beloved is Mine:"

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in St. Anne Church, 1600 Mt. Hope Ave.

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

October 31, 2003

The University of Rochester Chamber Singers will present a concert titled "My Beloved is Mine: Music Inspired by the 'Song of Songs' " at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in St. Anne Church, 1600 Mt. Hope Ave.

The program will include musical performances based on the "Song of Songs" from various time periods and genres ranging from plainchant and Renaissance motets to gospel music. The "Song of Songs," also known as the "Song of Solomon" or as "Canticles," is a book of enigmatic poetry on the theme of love found in the Hebrew Bible and in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible.

The concert will feature Bach's "Cantata No. 140" with orchestra. The program also includes works by Palestrina, Schutz, Healey Willan, Renee Clausen, and William Billings.

Led by L. Brett Scott, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, the Chamber Singers is a select choral ensemble dedicated to the performance of all periods and styles of quality choral literature.

For more information, contact the music department at (585) 275-2828.




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