A Melancholy Beauty by Songs of Life: A World-Premiere Oratorio and Choral Performance
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The last date listed for Songs of Life Festival: A Melancholy Beauty was Tuesday June 21, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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In "one brief shining moment," Camelot makes its Kennedy Center debut as a concert event starring famed British musical star Laura Michelle Kelly (Mary Poppins) and Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Glee). One of the most beloved musicals of a generation -- and one that's fittingly associated with the presidency of John F. Kennedy -- it's the timeless story of King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, the trusted Sir Lancelot and all the knights of the Round Table as they struggle with chivalry, bravery and destiny. Lerner & Loewe's memorable score, featuring such cherished songs as "If Ever I Would Leave You" and "How to Handle a Woman," is sure to enchant under the baton of conductor James Moore and the National Symphony Orchestra. Learn More
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Charles David Osborne, internationally renowned cantor and composer
Neli Atanasova Andreeva, Bulgarian-born soprano
David Kravitz, celebrated baritone
A Melancholy Beauty is a major choral-orchestral work that brings 300 superb choristers and instrumentalists to the stage, depicting the heroic rescue of 49,000 Jews during the Holocaust. This exciting Oratorio combines classical symphonic music with folk styles and rhythms in an unprecedented way – it is one of a kind!
Presented by Songs of Life, the oratorio was composed by the award-winning Bulgarian composer Georgi Andreev, and traces the events chronologically through the language of music in seven movements. This moving oratorio will be conducted by internationally acclaimed choral director Maestro Henry H. Leck.
In the first half of the concert, each choir will feature their best selection of a cappella repertoire, and the KHORIKOS Choir will premiere the motet Whosoever Saves a Single Life by Charles David Osborne. The second half will feature the world premiere of A Melancholy Beauty.
Songs of Life promotion partner: Washington DCJCC’s Washington Jewish Music Festival.