Picking up where we left off in November, Festival Chorale Oregon presents parts 2 and 3 of Handel's powerful oratorio Messiah. This concert includes the story of the death and resurrection of Christ and features the favorite of many: Hallelujah Chorus. The 100-voice chorale will be joined by four professional soloists and a baroque orchestra, all under the direction of Dr. Solveig Holmquist.
10th Annual Holiday Celebration with the Festival Carolers Celebrate the Holiday Season with traditional carols performed by a select ensemble of Festival Chorale Oregon, the Festival Carolers, dressed in Victorian costume. Enjoy audience sing-along carols and a special story for children, with familiar Christmas songs you remember from bygone years. Saint Nicholas will be in the lobby for free photo opportunities, and each guest receives a treat bag. This event has become a beloved family tradition for many, a lovely time for smiling and setting stress aside.
Drawing from the evening performance titled Bollywood Dreams, the kids’ program is designed to be interactive and engaging for children. Fun for the whole family begins with pre-concert activities at 10:30 a.m. in the Hult Center lobby, which will also involve arts and craft activities for the children. During the kids’ concert, the guest artists will demonstrate elements of the Bollywood music genre, and children who participated in ECCO (Eugene Concert Choir Outreach) will be invited onstage to perform their prepared song with the choir and guest artists.
The Metro Area Directors will be presenting the 2018 Metropolitan Choral Festival. Fourteen Lane County high schools will be participating in a non-competitive choir festival, where they will be working together, with a guest conductor, culminating with an evening performance at 7:00 pm in the Silva Concert Hall.
Celebrating their 40th season, the multiple Grammy-winning all-male vocal ensemble is composed of a dozen young singers from across the U.S. Their repertoire spans ten centuries from Gregorian chant, to Renaissance polyphony, to contemporary pop. “They are, to put it directly,” says the San Francisco Chronicle, “one of the world’s best.”
A splendidly colorful production of the music and dance of Bollywood, featuring guest artist Prashant Kakad. Part of the mission of the Eugene Concert Choir is to serve our community through “diverse artistic experiences.” Charismatic Bollywood entertainer Prashant Kakad, who has made Portland, Oregon, his home, has appeared all over the nation with his exuberant passion for Bollywood music and dance, and he and Diane Retallack will team up to create a unique and original Bollywood concert in collaboration with the Eugene Concert Choir and Bollywood Dreams Entertainment in Portland.
One of the greatest masterworks of all time, the Grand Mass in C Minor, like Mozart’s Requiem Mass, was never completed. Mozart began writing the Grand Mass in 1782 as a wedding present for his bride Constanze. Portions of the Mass were performed the following summer in the Peterskirche, with Constanze as the soprano soloist. Haunting and transcendent, the soprano solo passages have been a staple of the finest soprano soloists in the world, and the full work, though missing some sections of the traditional Latin Mass, is a major undertaking for choirs and orchestras.