The French Connection
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.”
... Four motets based on Gregorian Themes
...... Ubi caritas | Tota pulchra | Tu es petrus | Tantum ergo
... Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Timpani | Gloria
... 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.