…not a single ordinary moment…
Escape from the ordinary with a performance by the Wheatland Chorale. Known throughout the region for its “shimmering” sound, with new artistic director, Eric R. Riley, “…this ensemble has reached new heights of artistry.”
The 46 singers of the Wheatland Chorale create a huge variety of color and texture, from thundering fortissimos to whisper quiet pianissimos; from the clear, lean voice-leading of Renaissance polyphony to the thick, tight harmonies of modern choral textures.
Named one of the ten best in Berks County music and dance, recent concert review quotes from the Reading Eagle include: stunningly performed…exuding pure joy…heart-wrenching…more loveliness…full of character…a constant surprise and delight…clouds of sound…as delicate as the colors of a sunrise in midwinter…at times spine-tingling…performed in a way that expressed every emotion…This group never ceases to amaze me with their excellence. There was not a single ordinary moment in this program.
Join us for our stunning April series, titled NightSongs. We promise an extraordinary choral experience! The concert will feature music by Morten Lauridsen (Sure on This Shining Night, Soneto de la Noche), Benjamin Britten (the three-movement set called Reincarnations), up-and-coming composer Daniel Elder (Three Nocturnes) and Bob Chilcott (Requiem).
See the sidebar to the right for performance dates and venues. Tickets may be purchased by calling the toll free number (800) 838-3006, by clicking the “Purchase Tickets” links in the sidebar, or at the door.