The 18th Street Singers 8th Annual Spring Concert: An Evening of Roses
Saturday, June 09, 2012, 7:30 PM

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An Evening of Roses
Benjamin Olinsky, artistic director
Nick Bath & Sarah Redmond, assistant musical directors
Anna Robinson, soprano
Kristen Kampetis, alto
James Athley, tenor

The 18th Street Singers bring their pure harmonies, rich signature sound, and fresh take on traditional choral music to the Kennedy Center for another spellbinding spring concert, entitled An Evening of Roses.
The Singers present a serenade of great love songs, equal parts playful and poignant, spanning all time periods, genres, and types of love, from romantic to enduring. For the first time in the choir's history, the concert features a chamber orchestra, as well as original music composed by members of the group (bass Trey Harris, and baritone John Stassen). 

Performance Timing: Part One - 45 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 45 min.


Program and Notes

Eric Whitacre
Selections from Five Hebrew Love Songs
I. Temuná (A Picture) II. Kalá kallá (Light Bride) III. Lárov (Mostly) IV. Rakút (Tenderness)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Elegischer Gesang
Emilio Grenet
Tú No Sabe Inglé
Johannes Brahms
Three Songs
I. Nachtwache I II. Abendständchen III. Darthulas Grabesgesang
Eric Whitacre
A Boy and a Girl
Zoltán Kodály
Four Italian Madrigals
I. Chi vuol veder II. Fior Scoloriti III. Chi d'amor sente IV. Fuor de la bella caiba
Trevor Harris
Agnosco Veteris Vestigia Flammae
Written for The 18th Street Singers
John Stassen
I Shall Not Live in Vain
Morten Lauridsen
Selections from Madrigali: Six "Fire Songs" on Italian Renaissance Poems
III. Amor, io sento l'alma IV. Io piango V. Luci serene e chiare VI. Se per havervi, oime
(arr. Matthew Bartholomew & Fenno Heath) With the Alumni of The 18th Street Singers
Mica Penniman
Happy Ending

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