Sunday, March 05, 2006

Songs of Love

Our own mixed media artist and chorus member, Chuck Baxter performs with the Washington Men's Camerata. I saw the last concert at this location and the voices are truly heavenly. You won't want to miss this early spring concert.

Washington Men’s Camerata sings
Songs of Love
at Church of the Epiphany

Enjoy a program with new work, traditional favorites and little-known gems featuring the rich, warm sounds of male chorus singing at its finest.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Men’s Camerata with Music Director Frank Albinder, will perform “Songs of Love” featuring the world premiere performance of Sonnet 22, a new work by composer Joel Hoffman for men’s chorus and two harps. The work is a setting of a sonnet by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and was commissioned by James Pinkerton and Jack Harrington. The Camerata will be joined in performance by harpists Susan Jolles and Deborah Hoffman, principal harpist of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. (Bios for J. Hoffman, Jolles, D. Hoffman, and Albinder are attached.)
Other music on the program includes popular tunes by Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, and Cole Porter, along with madrigals, part songs and folks songs – all on the subject of love. Composers include Gerald Finzi, Orlandus Lassus, Thomas Morley, Stephen Paulus, Thomas Tallis and more.

The concert will be performed on Sunday, March 26, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St., NW, Washington, DC. Metro: Metro Center.

General admission tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. There is a special $50 family ticket which will admit up to six people. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 202-364-1064.

The mission of the Washington Men’s Camerata is to perform and preserve the heritage of men’s choral music by offering concerts of the highest artistic quality to the widest possible audience, helping to educate young people about classical music, collaborating with other arts organizations, encouraging composers to write music for male chorus, and preserving threatened repertoire through its National Repository Library of Men\'s Choral Music.

CONTACT: Jill Strachan

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