CORO DE CAMARA News:
Coro de Camara’s upcoming concert program, “A Little Night Music,” offers beautiful music reflecting images of the night.
The first half includes readings of picturesque poetry with corresponding choral settings of “Music in the Night” by Harriett Prescott Spofford and David C. Dickau, “Sure on This Shining Night” by James Agee and Morten Lauridsen, and “In the Night We Shall Go In” by Pablo Neruda and Imant Raminsh.
There will be two concerts:
- 7 p.m. Friday, June 5 at Immaculate Heart Chapel, 50 Mount Carmel Road in Santa Fe; and
- 7 p.m. Saturday, June 6 at the United Methodist Church, 580 Meadow Lane in White Rock.
A guest string quartet will play two movements from Franz Schubert’s delightful quartet in B-flat, D. 112, and pianist Nathan Salazar will present the lovely Nocturne in C# minor by Frédéric Chopin. The featured work, for chorus, piano, and string quartet, is Ola Gjeilo’s stirring “Dark Night of the Soul,” based on poetry by medieval mystic, St. John of the Cross.
The second half of the program explores the theme of the night in lighter styles, from Broadway to jazz standards, including Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” Cole Porter’s “Night and Day,” Rodgers and Hart’s “Blue Moon,” and “Harlem Nocturne” by Dick Rogers and Earle Hagen.