The Vail Chorale returns to the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday evening (April 14) for its Spring Concert: “Musica Transatlantica: the English Connection.”
The program will feature selections originating in England that have become popular in the U.S., including the old English ballads “Greensleeves” and “Barbara Allen,” Sir Arthur Sullivan’s “The Lost Chord,” and Edward Elgar’s “Land of Hope and Glory.”
Classics include “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say” by Thomas Tallis, an “Alleluja” by Henry Purcell, “Since by Man Came Death” from Handel’s Messiah, and a choral setting of a hymn-like theme from Gustav Holst’s “The Planets.”
And sure to please will be John Rutter’s “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Music of the Night” from “Phantom of the Opera,” and a jazzy choral arrangement of the Beatles’ “Yesterday.”
Under the leadership of its founder, Fred Reinagel, The Vail Chorale is celebrating its fourth year as an all-volunteer community chorus serving Tucson’s east side. Members have included high school students and adults of all ages who enjoy the camaraderie of choral music making. The Chorale welcomes its new accompanist, Lira Makarova, who will perform a solo piano piece by Elgar during the April 14 program.
The Vail Chorale is connecting with the business community this year, having joined the Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce, and also announces its new website: www.thevailchorale.org. Email: email@example.com for more information.
Written by Leslie Nitzberg, Academy Village Volunteer