Sunday, April 28th, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Holy Family Catholic
24 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island
Two masterful Lowcountry performance ensembles join together as The Mary Green Chorale presents EUROPEAN TREASURES on Sunday, April 28, 7:30 PM. This concert marks the first partnership of the 60-member Lowcountry Wind Symphony and The Mary Green Chorale.
The program, which opens with a dazzling a cappella arrangement of the "Star-Spangled Banner", will then take concertgoers on a musical journey throughout Europe, featuring well-known music from Germany, France, England, the Czech Republic and Russia.
Maestro Don Jemella, Director of the LWS, based in Beaufort, SC, and our own Maestra Green will share conducting honors for this exciting collaboration of vocal and symphonic treasures. The LWS will perform Wagner’s Overture to “Rienzi”, Fucik’s “Florentiner March” and the ensembles will join forces for a special evening of uniquely arranged works.
The popular ‘Finlandia’ by Jean
Sibelius and Gustav Holst’s ‘2nd Suite in F for Military Band’
have been arranged for both band and chorus. The Holst features the
seldom heard choral sections written as part of a special project by
the U.S. Army Band.
J.S. Bach’s 'Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring', sung by the Chorale, will be accompanied by the LWS Brass Choir, and Cesar Franck’s 'Psalm 150' will be accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble. The ‘Tango from Espana’ by Albeniz will also be performed by a Brass Quintet.
The program's finale will be Tchaikovsky’s popular - and timeless - ‘1812 Overture’, also written for full band and chorus. The Mary Green Chorale will perform the choral sections of the Overture just as Tchaikovsky composed them – in Russian!
this concert are $25 (open seating)
and may be purchased online at marygreenchorale.org by clicking below. Tickets are
also available in Hilton Head at The Oilerie in Wexford Village and
Burke’s Main Street Pharmacy; in Bluffton at
Markel’s Card & Gift Shop and Station 300; and at the door the night of the concert.
You won't want to miss this special joint performance, so buy your tickets early!
The Chorale will be also traveling to Beaufort to perform this outreach program as part of the LWS concert series on Friday, April 26, 2019, at 7:00 P.M. at the Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort. SC. This Beaufort performance is free and open to the public. Donations to the LWS will be gratefully received.