Falmouth Chorale Presents "In Paradisum"

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 3:00pm
Simon Center for the Arts, Falmouth Academy, 7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540

The Falmouth Chorale, led by Artistic Director John Yankee, presents In Paradisum: “heavenly” selections from 19th and 20th century composers including Daniel Pinkham’s Wedding Cantata, Psalm 42: As the Hart Longs by Felix Mendelssohn, and Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. The Chorale and its Chamber Singers will be joined by soprano Joan Kirchner, baritone Philip Lima and chamber orchestra.  John Murelle will offer a pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before each concert.


The Fauré Requiem, one of the most beloved works in the choral repertory, is notable for its calm and gentle treatment of the end of life—creating a work of transcendent beauty. For this concert, it is grouped with Pinkham’s popular cantata that uses texts from the Song of Solomon and a variety of musical textures to celebrate the many moods of love.Rounding out the program is Mendelssohn's 42nd Psalm, performed in English.  The composer cites this work as his “very best sacred composition."


Tickets for adults are $25 in advance, $30 at the door; $5 for students. Information and tickets are available at www.falmouthchorale.org or 774-392-2383. Advance tickets paid by cash or check are also available from members of the Chorale and at LeRoux Kitchen (your local gourmet cooking store), 208 Main Street in Falmouth, Uncle Bill’s Country Store in North Falmouth, Market Street Bookshop in Mashpee Commons and Titcomb’s Book Shop in East Sandwich.


Support for this concert comes, in part, from a grant from the Cape Cod Melody Tent.