Vanderbilt Chorale and Symphonic Choir, Oct. 25

Vanderbilt Chorale and Symphonic Choir

Saturday, October 25
8 p.m., Ingram Hall

Tucker Biddlecombe, director

The Warp and Woof

This joint choral concert will open with polychoral motets by Johann Sebastian Bach, and Heinrich Schütz, featuring Blair’s new Guitarri continuo organ. We’ll journey to France with chansons by Francis Poulenc and the four motets of Maurice Duruflé, then back to the United States with settings by Charles Ives and Samuel Barber. The program closes with choral works composed within the past several years, illuminating the next generation of great choral composers. Music by David Childs (former Director of Choral Studies at Blair), Eriks Ešenvalds, Sydney Guillaume, Jake Runestad and Tim Takach will be performed, accompanied by a short video lecture from each composer about his particular piece.