The Sangre de Cristo Chorale begins its 39th season this weekend and today is performing in Los Alamos with Earth Songs at the United Church of Los Alamos. This concert is an exploration of the human condition, both on a global and intimate level.
Guest soloist mezzo soprano Keely J. Rhodes. Photo by Steven Noreyko
Fern Hill, John Corigliano’s masterpiece, is at the heart of this concert.
Guest soloist mezzo soprano Keely J. Rhodes –well known to local audiences – will help Director Andrew Schmidt and his 40-member ensemble heighten the work’s impact. This musical setting of Dylan Thomas’ poem interprets one critical shared experience: the passage of time.
Director Andrew Schmidt
Fern Hill is bookended by two segments: The opening is an homage to opera – three enchanting pieces by Mozart, Verdi and Rossini examining man’s response to nature. The closing consists of four works crystallizing experiences across cultures –ranging from French shepherds to Brazilian tribesmen.
Today’s performance is at 4 p.m. at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road. Tickets ($20) can be purchased at the door. For more information, go to: www.sdcchorale.org.