Festival Singers of Florida: Dark to Light - Sat. Jan. 21, 2012, Orlando
Date: January 16, 2012
Location: Florida, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Dark to Light will be an exciting audience-friendly program featuring movements from Schnittke’s Requiem and Carol Barnett’s Bluegrass Mass. Alfred Schnittke wrote his Requiem to be incidental music for Friedrich Schiller’s play Don Carlos. The producer of the play wanted “Catholic church music” to be performed in the background and Schnittke used the opportunity to write a full Requiem—in Soviet Russia at the time it was forbidden for any sacred music to be performed so this was the only way that Schnittke could write a Requiem and hear it performed. The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass, which was commissioned by Phillip Brunelle and VocalEssence, served as the centerpiece for the Festival Singers Inaugral concert in 2008 and we are delighted to become reacquainted with the work as we complete our fourth season.
January 21, 2012 - 8:00 PM
Dr. Kevin Fenton, artistic director
First United Methodist Church of Orlando
142 E. Jackson St.
Tickets available at www.fsof.org, from a member, or at the door.
Group discounts available by emailing email@example.com.
The Festival Singers of Florida is an auditioned choir selected from music educators around the state of Florida, created for the love of performing live, high-quality and challenging choral music. Mostly full-time classroom chorus teachers, these dedicated vocalists travel to Orlando to rehearse and perform three concerts a year. Our members come from cities ranging as far as Tallahassee to Fort Lauderdale, all because they love music and want to perform with people as passionate about music as they are.
FSOF: "Engaging and Inspiring through Impassioned Singing"