Join the St. Louis Chamber Chorus to celebrate that most human of emotions, “love.” While two works rue the challenges of finding a husband, one from 17th century England (Vautor) and another from 20th century Hungary (Béla Bartók), other pieces explore betrothals—a hymn to Juno, goddess of marriage, by the Renaissance master, Orlandus Lassus, and a series of ballads by a towering figure of German Romanticism, Robert Schumann.
Enjoy reprises of pieces written specifically for the Chamber Chorus by Gabriel Jackson and Judith Bingham, as well as a world premiere from Irish composer, Seóirse Bodley (pictured above)—a piece written as a tribute to his own wife, Lorraine. Rounding out the program will be works written a century ago by C. V. Stanford and his pupil, Rebecca Clarke. This performance will be the Chamber Chorus’ first at Ladue Chapel since its major renovation. It promises to be an affecting, but not sentimental, examination of love both tragic and triumphant. There is ample p