We welcome you to our 2022-23 season of choral music, the 58th for the Chorale! We are looking forward to this season as we return to “normalcy” – no masks and increased numbers. The previous season was a challenge, but was met head on by our wonderful singers and audience members. We look forward to having the wind back in our sails as we charge forward!
With the season theme “American Voices, European Echoes”, our first concert will be an evening of choral music by American composers and poets, from the Revolutionary War anthems of William Billings to the African American spirituals of Harry T. Burleigh and Moses Hogan. Also featured will be the music of Aaron Copland, Randall Thompson, and contemporary composers Shawn Kirchner, David Moore, Susan Brumfield, and others.
For our holiday concert we return to an audience favorite, the Gloria from British composer John Rutter, accompanied by full brass ensemble and percussion. Our second half will be seasonal selections by the full Chorale, small ensembles, and selected soloists – a variety that is sure to please! We also look forward to our yearly collaboration with our own Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra and Greeley Children’s Chorale in the ever-popular Poinsettia Pops.
Speaking of POPS, stay tuned for the news of our annual February Pops & Pasta show, to be refitted and reconstructed for these challenging times.
Our final concert of the year will be a performance of the sparkling Coronation Mass by W.A. Mozart, with full orchestra and professional soloists, and a second half of selections by European and American composers. Much of this repertoire will be taken to Spain and Portugal for our 2023 international tour.
This will be an exciting season not to be missed! We look forward to seeing your smiling faces in our audience as we present a diverse season of the best of choral music!
Dr. Galen Darrough
Artistic Director, The Greeley Chorale