Monday, December 15, 2008

Last 2008 rehearsal...

If you haven't yet, check out our website here to check out more information about our concert on March 1. Featuring James MacMillan's Cantos Sagrados and Gustav Holst's Hymn of Jesus, it's going to be awesome-- and as usual, you can be guaranteed not to hear this kind of thing anywhere else in town.

Last night we dug out Holst's Hymn quite a bit. I've never sung this-- I don't think anyone in the group has-- and it's an odd and complicated but ultimately (I can tell) glorious piece. We're back in the double chorus formation that became so familiar when we sang Poulenc's Figure Humaine in November. There's also a semichorus of three-part treble voices-- on that, we're going to be joined by a group from the Boston City Singers, a local children's chorus. So in rehearsal at this early stage the piece can seem sort of fractured as the three groups listen to each other and learn their music. In the end, though, it's going to wonderful. The piece is written on Apocryphal Gospels with mystical texts, and the mysticism is all over the music too.

Next week, we're having our Christmas party, which is awesome, but about as Christmasy as Coro gets. If you're craving Christmas choral music, be sure to check out the GBCC events site. There are still lots of cool concerts going on to get you in the spirit.

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