A Melancholy Beauty by Songs of Life: An Oratorio and Choral Performance
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The last date listed for A Melancholy Beauty was Thursday June 23, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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The first half was incredible. The individual group performances were well worth seeing the show. After intermission, the Oratorio was enjoyable, but redundant and a bit boring after a while. The orchestra was gorgeous, but the lengthy story left a bit to be desired. Overall, it was a very good show.
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.