Advent Concert by Yale Camerata
Marguerite L. Brooks, conductor
with TUKS Camerata guest choir from South Africa
December 4, 2004 | Battell Chapel, 8pm. Free and open to the public. Information at 203.432.5062
The Yale Camerata will present its annual Advent concert on Saturday, December 4 at 8 pm at Battell Chapel in New Haven. At this concert, which is free and open to the public, the choir will perform music of Bach, including the cantata Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen from theChristmas Oratorio and Dona nobis pacem from the B-minor Mass, performed with orchestra and soloists Julia Blue Raspe, Ian L. Howell, Paul Berry, and Richard Lalli. The Camerata will also present works of Bruckner, Chesnokov, Grieg, Lassus, Pärt, and South African composer Peter Klatzow, as well as a second setting of Dona nobis pacem by ISM alumnus Joseph Gregorio, an impassioned plea for peace written for the Cornell University Glee Club in 2002. The Sero te amavi of ISM alumna composer Tawnie Olson, the 2004 winner of the Musica Viva/Guelph Chamber Choir Young Composers’ Competition, will also be performed. Marguerite Brooks will conduct.
The TUKS Camerata from the University of Pretoria will perform as guests of the Yale Camerata. The 65-member choir maintains an active schedule of concerts both in South Africa and in many tours abroad. In New Haven, the group will sing selections from its varied repertoire ranging from traditional to folkloric, joining forces with their Yale counterpart for theDona nobis pacem of Bach. Johann van der Sandt is the director.
Martin Jean will be at Yale’s new Taylor & Boody continuo organ. The concert will conclude, in its annual tradition, with the Willcocks arrangement of Goss’s See, amid the Winter’s Snow, with the audience joining in.