Peace On Earth: Music of the Season
12/02/2011 - 8PM First United Methodist Church, Bloomington, IN
12/18/2011 - 7PM St. Paul Lutheran Church, Columbus, IN
In addition to our annual Messiah Sing, this year the Bloomington Chamber Singers will be performing Peace on Earth: Music of the Season, a concert including a selection of Christmas motets by the renowned 17th-century Italian composer Giovanni Gabrieli, one of J.S. Bach’s most famous cantatas, “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme,” BWV 140, James Whitbourn’s “Son of God Mass”, and Friede auf Erden (“Peace on Earth”), Arnold Schoenberg’s remarkable setting of the passionate essay on peace written by the Swiss poet Conrad Meyer. Joining BCS for our performance of Whitbourn’s “Son of God Mass” will be Keegan White, saxophonist, and Greg Geehern, organist.
General admission is $20.00. Advance tickets for the December 2, 2011 performance may be purchased from choir members or through Sunrise Box Office, in person at 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. (www.buskirkchumley.org 812-323-3020) and online.