Letter from the Music Director
Dear Friend of Choral Music,
I am pleased to announce the Arcadia Chorale’s 2015-2016 concert season!
Our first concert falls on the weekend of Halloween and All Saints’ Day, an irresistible juxtaposition that inspired me to assemble a program that contrasts sin and virtue. We’ll have texts by and about saints, stories of redemption, works about temptation – and the devil even makes a brief appearance. We’ll also have a rare treat: music from the
12th century, written by the amazing St. Hildegard of Bingen. Our Christmas program celebrates a different type of duality, that of a joyous dialogue between heaven and earth.
I have fond memories of singing Bach’s glorious double- choir motet Singet dem Herrn as a student, but I’ve never had a chance to conduct it – until now! We’ll pair it with Heinrich Schütz’s motet of the same name on this year’s Bach Festival choral concert, and complete the program with Bach’s famous Cantata No. 4, Christ Lag in Todesbanden. We round out the season with music made famous by those icons of entertainment: the Rat Pack.
Please join us as we continue to bring great choral music to Northeast Pennsylvania!