Central Chamber Chorale program to feature harpist
For the City Times
MARSHFIELD – Central Chamber Chorale, a Central Wisconsin group of experienced singers, will present a varied program which will conclude with “A Ceremony of Carols” and harpist, Matthew Agen.
The first half will feature “Water Night” by composer, Eric Whitacre; “Arise, Shine!” by Dan Forrest and Dirait-On; and “Sure on This Shining Light” by Morten Lauridsen. Two spirituals will feature soloists Donna Thompson and Mark T. Nelson.
“A Ceremony of Carols” celebrates the Christmas season with music set to 15th and 16th century English verse. The harp accompaniment brings a compelling setting for this celebration of music ranging from the somber “In Freezing Winter Night” to the rousing “This Little Babe”. Valerie Brecht, of Loyal, and Emily McIntee, of Marshfield, are soprano soloists.
The concerts are open to the public without charge. The chorale, under the direction of Dr. Richard Brunson, associate professor of music at UW-Marshfield/Wood County, is in its 49th season. Mika Brunson, lecturer of music at the campus, is the chorale’s accompanist.
Central Chamber Chorale will perform: Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m., at First Congregational Church, 311 Second St. South, Wisconsin Rapids; Nov 17, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 400 N. Second Ave., Abbotsford; and Nov 17, at 3 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 200 S. Lincoln, Marshfield.
For more information, visit www.centralchamberchorale.com or the Central Chamber Chorale Facebook page.