Saturday, May 9, 2015
Sursa Hall, Ball State University
Masterworks Chorale presents an elegant evening of inspiring music accompanied by orchestra. The "Coronation Mass" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the featured composition. Two coronation anthems by George Frideric Handel as well as one piece by Henry Purcell will also be performed. Each of these composers was the most respected musician of his time and place, thereby earning the right to compose and perform for the monarch.
The mass will be sung in Latin (with a translation provided in the program), but all the other texts are in English. Bring your friends and enjoy beloved gems by famous composers who were court musicians of royalty!
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Valentine Program Notes
This year's Valentine's Day concert featured the witty and wonderful music of Hoosier composer Cole Porter.
Included in the evening's repertoire was “Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love” as well as “In the Still of the Night” and “Begin the Beguine.”
Known for his clever lyrics and catchy tunes, Porter was born in Peru, graduated from Yale University, and entertained a myriad of guests at lavish parties in his Paris apartment and at rented places in Venice.