Opening the 12th annual Women Composers Festival is a concert specifically focusing on the choral art form. Two choruses form the nucleus of this concert: the choir of Saint Patrick – Saint Anthony Church in Hartford, directed by Gabriel Löfvall, and the Festival Choir, directed by Mattie Banzhaf. Among the works presented are two submitted by Dale Trumbore and Dr. Chan Ji Kim to our choral score call. Perfectly suited for the small Festival Choir, they have a unique flavor. Another composer well known to Connecticut audiences is Gwyneth Walker, whose expertise, ingenuity and humor in choral works are cherished. Walker will be represented by two of her best pieces for choir. The concert takes on an international character as well, with works in Norwegian, Korean, Tamil and Japanese as well as in English. Since the Choral Concert opens the Festival, it will also include a brief sampling from two of the concerts later that week.
The Choral Concert will be held on Sunday, March 4, at 3:00 p.m. at Center Church, on the corner of Gold St. and Main St. in Hartford. Admission is $20, $10 for students and seniors.
Chancel Choir of St. Patrick – St. Anthony, directed by Gabriel Löfvall
* How Can I Keep From Singing, by Gwyneth Walker
* Tree of Peace, by Gwyneth Walker
Gathering Choir, directed by Mattie Banzhaf
* Love is a Sickness, by Dale Trumbore
* Jajang-ga (Lullaby), by Chan Ji Kim
* Tamil Prayer, by Carolyn Halsted
* Aftnen er Stille, by Agathe Backer Grøndahl
* Prayer of Hildegard, by Barbara Wallace
* Alleluia, by Emma Lou Diemer
* Bee, I’m Expecting You, by Emma Lou Diemer
* Red Dragonflies, arr. Ruth Dwyer and Vicki Nurre
* Song of the Wanderer, by Marion Bauer
When: Sunday, March 4, 3:00PM
Where: Center Church
60 Gold St.