Summer is upon us, but The Wheatland Chorale is already making preparations for a stunning fall and winter series of events for our beloved audience! This fall contains a real treat – an extra concert on November 8, 2014 at 7:30 pm, in conjunction with the Concert Choir and College Orchestra of Elizabethtown College. The college groups will join the Wheatland Chorale in a performance of Bob Chilcott’s Requiem. This concert will be held in the beautiful Leffler Chapel on Elizabethtown’s campus.
Wheatland’s audiences always respond with delight to our annual holiday series! Artistic Director Eric Riley has created a holiday feast entitled “A King’s Christmas.” Inspired by the concerts of the much-beloved chorus of King’s College, Cambridge, A King’s Christmas features choral music ranging from Elizabethan England to the present day. The program will include The Lamb by the late John Taverner and A Boy Was Born by Benjamin Britten. The opening includes the poly-choral Verbum Caro Factum Est of Hans Leo Hassler, and there are two stunning, recent compositions – O Nata Lux by Guy Forbes (who came to composition rather late in life/career) and O Magnum Mysterium by the young Westminster Choir College phenom Daniel Elder. This is paired with the Cristobal Morales setting of O Magnum for treble voices. A surprising and nostalgic encore will be presented at the behest of the audience.
Don’t miss these very special concert events! 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.