Artistic director Richard Riley will lead the chorus, with soloists and string orchestra, in flamboyant, theatrical music from composers Heinrich Biber (1644-1704) and Jan Zelenka (1679-1745). Bohemian Czech by birth, each went on to important careers -- Biber in Salzburg and Zelenka in Dresden.
Program highlights include Biber's dramatic Requiem, his joyous Magnificat and Zelenka's two versions of Dixit Dominus.
Riley says, "Biber and Zelenka's music takes us to the edge of what we thought we knew about choral music in the Baroque period. Their vivid musical language, drawn on their Bohemian heritage, is a door opener to how different music sounded from one city to the next. I hope that our program will provide an exhilarating trip from Salzburg to Dresden. Hop aboard!"
Soloists are sopranos Mary Bonhag and Jane Snyder, alto Amy Frostman, tenor Adam Hall and bass Michael Galvin.
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Covid Safety Policy
The concert will be held in the spacious Performance Hall of the Elley-Long Music Center. All chorus members are vaccinated and boosted. The Burlington Choral Society requests that every eligible audience member be vaccinated and boosted. Masks are optional – and welcome -- in the Elley-Long Music Center. If you are feeling sick, have symptoms of COVID-19, have recently tested positive or have recently come into contact with someone who has, please do not attend. This policy is in effect as of October 4, 2022 and is subject to change. Questions? Please contact the Burlington Choral Society at [email protected]