Our 27th Season

One of the many joys of working with the talented and enthusiastic singers of the Lexington Chamber Chorale is planning concert programs. We have presented over 90 concerts and performed over 500 pieces to date. Our concerts are primarily theme-based and this has served us well for the past 26 years because of the talent and flexibility of our singers and because our audience base is supportive of bold and innovative programs. Our 27th season, themed “The Power of Music,” is no exception.

Beyond the Program

Our conductor, Gary Anderson, goes beyond the program with this series of informative essays and featured videos.

The 27th Season Concert Series

The Power of Music: Political
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Second Presbyterian Church

The Baltic countries’ ‘Singing Revolution’ (1987-1991) created political pressure on the USSR that helped secure the independence of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The opening concert of our 27th season includes music used during the ‘Singing Revolution.’ Music has been a powerful, political force at other times and in many places. Singing We Shall Overcome became a potent part of the Civil Rights movement in the United States. We will include other examples of the political power of music in our concert.

The Power of Music: Celebration
Sunday, November 26, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Second Presbyterian Church

Our annual event, Christmas in the Great Hall, includes dialogue from Medieval England, fresh arrangements of international carols, and a few recently composed works.

A Cathedral Christmas: Songs of the Manger
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Cathedral of Christ the King

For the past seven years the chorale has collaborated with the Lexington Philharmonic on their very popular holiday concert. The concert this year features music by John Rutter, Ola Gjeilo, Gustav Holst and Ottorini Respighi. Tickets for this non-subscription concert are purchased through the LexPhil website: www.lexphil.org.

The Power of Music: Spiritual
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Second Presbyterian Church

Our concert will include the beautiful Chichester Psalms, sung in Hebrew, commissioned for an English cathedral, and written by American composer Leonard Bernstein. We celebrate Bernstein’s life and music in the centenary (1918) year of his birth. Our ecumenical concert will also include Psalm settings in many religious traditions.

The Power of Music: Harmony
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Second Presbyterian Church

This concert will celebrate how singing can bring us together and how it is more unifying than dividing.  We will invite area choirs to join us for this musical celebration. Singing is not a universal language, but singing is worldwide. How is it used in different choirs, and in different cultures, to support the song “I’d like to teach the world to sing?”