Love Dances, A Choral Concert
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3pm
560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Avenue, University City, Missouri 63130
LOVE is in the air so close to Valentine’s Day as the Chorus takes a rare foray into repertoire for choir and two pianos including the joyous “Liebeslieder Waltzer” of Johannes Brahms as well as Morten Lauridsen’s rapturous “Les Chansons des Roses.” The choir’s commitment to champion women composers continues with a haunting “Agnus Dei” by Missouri-born composer, Emma Lou Diemer, for full choir and TWO pianos. Described by Philip Barnes as “one of the loveliest pieces you’ve never heard of,” this composition forms the inspiration to a newly commissioned dance piece, choreographed by Rebecca Servello of Washington University, hosts for this performance at the E. Desmond Lee Auditorium.