Our 23rd Season
The Lexington Chamber Chorale presents three featured concerts for our 23rd season along with two collaborative programs. The 23rd season begins with music in honor of Queen Elizabeth I, followed by our popular annual Christmas concert, and rounded off with Canciones of Spain. In addition, we will be performing Beethoven 9: a major collaboration with the Lexington Philharmonic, singers from the Lexington Chamber Chorale, Kentucky Bach Choir, and The Lexington Singers.
The Chorale is also honored to join with the Lexington Philharmonic for a Baroque-style performance of Handel’s Messiah in December 2013.
Wednesday, September 18, 6:30 pm • The Greentree Tearoom, Lexington
As a prelude to our 23rd season, The Greentree Tearoom hosts a gourmet dinner beginning with wine and appetizers at 6:30, followed by a delicious three-course meal, for only $80. Tickets may also be purchased from any Chorale board member and through the website. Seating is limited.
In Honor of Oriana
Saturday, October 19, 7:30 p.m.
Second Presbyterian Church
The 23rd season begins with music in honor of Queen Elizabeth I. Hear madrigals by Thomas Morley and other Elizabethan composers written to honor Elizabeth (affectionately known as Oriana), ensemble and solo songs by 17th-century composer and lutenist John Dowland, and 20th-century “Choral Dances” from Gloriana (another term of affection) by Benjamin Britten. Enjoy an evening of Elizabethan music, dance, and a special appearance by “Queen Elizabeth.”
Sunday, December 15, 5:00 p.m.
Central Baptist Church
Our popular annual Christmas concert will include a singalong and be followed by a reception with delicious treats and a raffle. In addition to fresh arrangements of familiar carols, the Chorale will sing selections from Messiah. Share the Chorale’s traditions and join us for this holiday celebration.
The Profane and the Profound: Canciones of Spain
Saturday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.
Central Baptist Church
Secular music features Romancero Gitano, by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, with words by Federico Garcia Lorca, and performed with guest Michael Fogler, guitar. Sacred music is represented by 17th-century composer Tomas Luis de Victoria and by 20th-century composers Pablo Casals and Javier Busto. All selections, secular and sacred, are excellent music settings filled with high emotion.
photo courtesy DBduo Photography