Trinity Choir to perform with professional musicians

ANDREW HATCH ’17
BUSINESS MANAGER
Those without plans are in for a special treat this Friday, Nov. 20 at the Chapel. As part of a series of musical performances, the Trinity College Choir will be signing alongside an accompaniment of professional musicians. Though the Chapel may be the domain of the Chapel Singers, the Trinity College Choir is well versed in performing in this special venue. Every year, the Trinity College Choir sings along side the Chapel Singers in the annual Festival of Lessons and Carols,  a tradition of over five decades at Trinity.
This week though, concertgoers will hear two works, both by American composers, which are unique in their origin and beautiful in their execution. Under the direction of John Rose, Adjunct Professor of Music, exfactio (to name one of his many titles) the Choir will sing Best Beloved by Chris DeBlasio (1959-1993) and the second O Antiphons for Advent by the high acclaimed Robert Edward Smith, who happens to serve as Trinity’s Composer-in-Residence. Best Beloved is a musical set in four parts based on four Jacobean poems by the John Donne, William Drummond, Francis Quarles, and Psalm 63 of the King James Bible. The pieces is neo-romantic in style, featuring striking, rich contrast throughout, further enhanced by the Chapel’s acoustics. The second work features a dynamic, colorful setting of the featured prophetic texts. All are welcome to this free concert in the Chapel. ​

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