Friday, September 25, 2009

And So It Begins Again

Tomorrow, in what will be my first performance of the 2009-2010 choral year, I’ll be singing in the season-opener for the choirs of Joyful Noise, a wonderful organization that includes the acclaimed children’s choir Chorus Angelicus, Gaudeamus (the adult choir in which I sing) and the junior and training choirs for the youngest singers.

The choirs will combine for this short program, which will start off with “Angel Voices, Ever Singing,” a processional hymn by E.G. Monk (1861) with a new descant by Artistic Director Nicholas White. We’ll also sing arrangements of English folksongs, including “Afton Water,” an arrangement by Sir David Willcocks of the English folksong “Flow Gently Sweet Afton” and Percy Snowdon’s setting of “Dance to Your Daddy.”

The concert, open to the public free of charge, will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 25 South Street, in Litchfield. More info at

A walk-a-thon to raise funds for Joyful Noise will precede the performance, stepping off at 2:00 from the church community hall (next to the church).

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