For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — The Central Chamber Chorale will perform a variety of choral music with “Baroque to Folk” as the theme.
The concert in Marshfield is at First Presbyterian Church, 200 S. Lincoln Ave., on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 3 p.m. There are also performances in Wisconsin Rapids at the First Congregational Church, 311 Second St. S, on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. and in Abbotsford at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 400 N. Second Ave., on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
The baroque music features Johann Sebastian Bach’s Motet 1, “Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied,” which is a double choir motet first performed in 1746.
Many traditional American folk songs are featured in the second half of the performances. “Sourwood Mountain,” arranged by John Rutter, features soloists Tom Bartow, Mark T. Nelson, and Chuck Hagman. The humorous folk song “Lolly Too-Dum” includes solos from Ann Stevning-Roe, Megan Sterzinger, and Alex Draeger and the trio of Barb Bondioli, Amber Bakos, and Bonnie Brix. The wistful “Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier” features solos by Araylla Hennigar and Jenny Smyth.
The concerts are open to the public without charge. The chorale, under the direction of Greg Reierson, choral director at Marshfield High School, is in its 45th season. Linda Feldt is the chorale’s accompanist.
For more information about the Central Chamber Chorale and its mission, visit centralchamberchorale.org.