For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — At its fall concert series with a theme of “Celebrate Music,” the Central Chamber Chorale will perform choral music selected by Director Richard Brunson.
The first half of the program features songs about music from Handel and Schubert as well as a choral arrangement of the “Sound of Music.” The folk song “How Can I Keep from Singing?” features a soprano solo from Emily McIntee. Modern composer Dan Forrest’s “Alway Something Sings” features new Chorale soprano Tara Bhat.
The second half of the program begins with “Serenade to Music” by Ralph Vaughan Williams based on text from Shakespeare with choral singing interspersed with solos.
Piano, woodwinds, and percussion accompany the Chorale to culminate the program with “Season Songs” by Mack Wilberg. Each movement uses text from the four main events of the liturgical year.
The concert in Marshfield is at First Presbyterian Church, 200 S. Lincoln Ave., on Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. There are also performances in Wisconsin Rapids at the First Congregational Church, 311 Second St. S, on Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. and in Abbotsford at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 400 N. Second Ave., on Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
The concerts are open to the public without charge. The Chorale, under the direction of Brunson, associate professor of music at UW-Marshfield/Wood County, is in its 47th season. Mika Brunson, lecturer of music at the campus, is the Chorale’s accompanist.
The concerts 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 the support of members of the community.
For more information about the Central Chamber Chorale, visit centralchamberchorale.org.