The French Connection

29 Oct 2017

Dayton, OH


Kettering Adventist Church



Presenting Organization/Ensemble:

Bach Society of Dayton

Conductor/Keynote Speaker:

John Neely

A tribute to the music of French composers Francis Poulenc, Maurice Duruflé, and Gabriel Fauré.

The centerpiece of the concert is Poulenc's exuberant and soul-affirming "Gloria," which echoes Poulenc's playfulness and love of life. The performance also features Poulenc's organ concerto, a work commissioned by the heiress of the Singer sewing machine fortune who, after hearing the concerto, wrote these words to Poulenc: “Its profound beauty haunts me.”

Maurice Duruflé
... Four motets based on Gregorian Themes
...... Ubi caritas | Tota pulchra | Tu es petrus | Tantum ergo
Francis Poulenc
... Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Timpani | Gloria
Gabriel Fauré
... Cantique de Jean Racine

Minnita Daniel-Cox, Soprano
David Crean, Organ
Bach Society Chorus and Orchestra, directed by John Neely and accompanied by R. Alan Kimbrough

At 3:00pm with Sandra Yang, Associate Professor of Music History at Cedarville University.

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