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Morris Choral Society Presents “Americana”
May 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$15.00 – $25.00
Come and Enjoy a Wonderful Afternoon of Great Music from America’s Past
The Morris Choral Society’s Spring Concert, entitled “Americana,” features selections representing different views of the American way of life.
The concert begins with Randall Thompson’s “Frostiana” which draws on the poetry of Robert Frost and is filled with New England pastoral imagery. It is followed by selections of the early works of Aaron Copeland, based on settings of classic folk songs, both sacred and lighthearted.
Baritone soloist Jonathan Green will join the chorus as well as sing several solo numbers including Copeland’s moving “At the River.”
Director Emeritus Wayne Walters will lead the Express Male Sextet in several selections, including the popular American Folk Song “Shenandoah.”
The concert will close with Randall Thompson’s powerful “Testament of Freedom” with the text taken from the writings of Thomas Jefferson and very appropriate today.
The chorus will also pay tribute to Ukraine with a performance of the “Ukrainian National Anthem.”