Whimsy!

  • Apr 02, 2011 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

Michigan Tech Concert Choir

The Michigan Tech Concert Choir will perform its annual spring concert. The concert is entitled "Whimsy!", featuring a wide selection of choral music on light-hearted texts.

  • Comedy Tonight (Sondheim): "Something familiar, something peculiar, something for everyone, a comedy tonight!"
  • Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard (Britten): Tells the story of a noblewoman and her lover...and what happens when the jealous husband does when he hears of their affair.
  • Women on the Plains (Parker): Set of Canadian folk-songs dealing with women on the plains. Titles are Old Grandma; Away, Far Down the River; and Punching the Dough.
  • O Schöne Nacht (Brahms): Evokative German part-song that tells of a young man sneaking to his lover under the light of the moon.
  • Nonsense (Richard Rodney Bennett): Three British songs on nonsense texts. Movements are entitled: Uncles and Aunts, Lean Sideways on the Wind, and The Dwarf of Battersea.
  • El Hambo (Mäntyjärvi): Sung on nonsense syllables (pseudo-Finnish) with an appearance by the Swedish Chef.
  • Ritmo (Dan Davison): "Rhythm, Clap your hands to the rhythm" Song with fun latin-based rhythms in the piano and choir.

Dr. Jared Anderson, who recently joined the Visual and Performing Arts Faculty at Michigan Tech as Director of Choral Activities, will conduct the choir.

Michigan Tech Concert Choir Presents "Whimsy!"
Tech Today, March 25, 2011