HIAWATHA in CHICAGO: The Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra & CBA Chorus
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm
HIAWATHA in CHICAGO
The Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra
The CBA Chorus
David Katz, founding music director and principal conductor
Stephen Blackwelder, CBA Chorus Director
Marek Rachelski, CBASO Resident Conductor
Samuel Coleridge Taylor...HIAWATHA'S WEDDING FEAST
Cameo Humes, tenor,
Winner of The American Prize Chicago Oratorio Award
Dvorak...NEW WORLD SYMPHONY
HIAWATHA in CHICAGO: Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Join The Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra and the CBA Chorus, Chicagoland's unique musical ensemble of attorneys, judges and legal professionals, for a very special revival of Anglo-African composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's once world-famous cantata, HIAWATHA'S WEDDING FEAST, returning to Chicago on November 8, 2017 at St James Episcopal Cathedral, conducted by Maestro David Katz.
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) was black...his mother was English, his father from Sierra Leone...the first classical composer of African descent to be recognized internationally for his music.
Coleridge-Taylor achieved fame overnight with the premiere of "Hiawatha's Wedding Feast", his setting of lines from Longfellow's epic poem, "The Song of Hiawatha", which premiered at the Royal College of Music in November 1898, when the composer was just 22 years old. "Hiawatha" proved a sensation, was soon performed hundreds of times, selling hundreds of thousands of copies across the globe.
The concert will also feature Dvorak's beloved NEW WORLD SYMPHONY.
TO LEARN MORE, visit: http://hiawathainchicago.blogspot.com/
Although there are no refunds, you may exchange tickets for another performance by the CBASO and CBA Chorus. Simply bring your unused tickets to the ticket table on the day of the performance you wish to attend.
Following their triumphant return to Orchestra Hall/Symphony Center, Chicago in spring 2015, the midwest's remarkable orchestra and chorus of lawyers and judges returns to St James Episcopal Cathedral (Wabash at Huron), and to PIANOFORTE (1335 South Michigan Avenue) for its 32nd season of concerts to delight every music lover.
During 2017-18, the CBASO, CBA Chorus and founding music director, David Katz, welcome Stephen Blackwelder, the newly-appointed Director of the CBA Chorus, as well as Marek Rachelski, the CBASO's new Resident Conductor.
CBASO & CBA Chorus Collages
VIDEO: Excerpt from CBASO & Chorus and Friends performance of "Carmina Burana" at Symphony Center/Orchestra Hall.
St James Episcopal Cathedral (View)
65 E Huron
Chicago, IL 60611
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