Choral Arts Society's The Original Surround Sound: Antiphonal Glories Through the Ages
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The last date listed for The Original Surround Sound: Antiphonal Glories Through the Ages was Sunday November 15, 2009 / 4:00pm.
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The program was truly excellent. Only at a very few times, the placement of the choirs interfered with the polyphony, because a choir would be placed too close to one's seat. This is a mnor complaint, however. It was a wonderful experience, a...continued
Norman Scribner, conductor
Members of the Washington Symphonic Brass – Phil Snedecor, Artistic Director
180 voices throughout the Concert Hall create The Original Surround Sound.
Choral Arts opens its 45th Anniversary season with this innovative and unique concert. Under the baton of Artistic Director Norman Scribner, the full 180-member chorus will be positioned in up to eight locations throughout the Concert Hall, literally encircling the audience with sound. Hear the 400-year progression of this classic art form from the 16th to 20th centuries, including Frank Martin’s powerful Mass for Double Choir.
Members of the Washington Symphonic Brass join with Choral Arts for this exciting performance, playing with the chours and between choral pieces. The presence of the brass will be so strong that Maestro Scribner described the experience as two concerts for the price of one!
Creator of the Stars of Night (Plainsong)
Omnes gentes plaudite (Giovanni Gabrieli)
In ecclesiis (Giovanni Gabrieli)
_Mass for Double Choir _(Frank Martin)
Spem in alium (Thomas Tallis)
Ave Maria (Franz Biebl)
A Hymn to the Virgin (Benjamin Britten)
Hymn to the Mother of God (John Tavener)
If Ye Love Me (Thomas Tallis)
Jubilate Deo (New Cell)