For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — At its fall concerts, the Central Chamber Chorale will perform selections from the director, Greg Reierson, many of his favorite pieces of music from some of his favorite composers.
Regarding Johannes Brahm’s “Warum,” Reierson said that when he first sang it in 1973, “It opened my mind to the true beauty of choral music.” Composer Dan Forrest has become a personal favorite of Reierson’s, and the Chorale will sing Forrest’s “Venite Adoramus.” Aaron Copland is another of Reierson’s favorite composers, so he chose “The Promise of Living” to feature Linda Feldt and Kathy Biederwolf at the piano.
The second half of the performance features folk songs and spirituals. “The Soldier Boy,” arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, features soprano soloist Janet Alekna. The spiritual “Go Down Moses” includes a bass solo sung by Gary Maurtiz.
The concert in Marshfield is at First Presbyterian Church, 200 S. Lincoln Ave., on Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. There are also performances in Wisconsin Rapids at the First Congregational Church, 311 Second St. S, on Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and in Abbotsford at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 400 N. Second Ave., on Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
The concerts are open to the public without charge and are sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the state of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the arts and by a grant from the Rindfleisch Fund of the Marshfield Area Community Foundation.
For more information about the Central Chamber Chorale and its mission, visit centralchamberchorale.org.