Choral Programs to Give Encore Peformance of ‘The Poets Sing’
Posted on Monday, November 16, 2009 [7:53 AM]
LWC Associate Professor of Music and Director of
Choral Programs Gerald L. Chafin (left) recognizes the Lindsey
Wilson Singers following their performance of tone-poems at the
Nov. 2 performance of "The Poets Sing: Musical Settings of
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Gerald L. Chafin hoped putting
famous poems to music would be successful. He didn't expect it to
result in a repeat performance.
But on Nov. 22, the LWC choral ensembles will reprise their
recent performance of "The Poets Sing: Musical Settings of
Distinguished Poems." The performance will be 7 p.m. CT Sunday,
Nov. 22, at Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg St. The concert
is free and open to the public.
"Because our first performance was so well-received and
several members, we decided to present it again," said Chafin
, who is Lindsey Wilson College
associate professor of music and director of choral programs. "A
number of people told us they were unable to attend our Nov. 2
performance, and many of the people who attended our first
performance expressed interest in hearing it again. So we just
decided to do it again."
"The Poets Sing" includes 10 pieces of either well-known
poetry or poems by well-known authors set to music.
Pieces to be performed include "Hold Fast Your Dreams," by
Louise Driscoll; "Things That Never Die," by Charles Dickens; and
"Anyway," which is attributed to Mother Teresa and appears on an
engraving on the home for children in Calcutta, India.
Voice student Anna-Catherine Hook of Louisville, Ky., will
sing Robert Frost's "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening."
The Lindsey Wilson Singers will perform the tone-poems "Who
Knows Where the Wind Blows," "The Forest," "Lightning" and "The
Storm Is Passing Over."
The Lindsey Wilson choral ensembles will present an encore
of "The Poets Sing: Musical Settings of Distinguished Poems" 7 p.m.
CT Sunday, Nov. 22, at Columbia Baptist Church. The concert is free
and open to the public. For more information, contact Associate
Professor of Music and Director of Choral Programs Gerald L. Chafin
at firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 384-8084.