Recital Programs for the 2014-2015 Season
Les Angelus: Works for Soprano and Organ
Spend an evening exploring the rich and colorful repertoire for soprano and organ, from Baroque favorites of Bach and Handel to rarely-heard gems of Louis Vierne, Marcel Dupré, and Hendrik Andriessen. Solo organ works can be interspersed with vocal pieces for even more variety if desired.
Immerse yourself in the sounds of Spain, Portugal, and other locales across the globe to which those cultures spread. This unusual program features two vocalises of a sort - Ravel's Vocalise-etúde en forme de habanera (France/Cuba) and Villa-lobos's Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5 (Brazil). It also includes selections from De Falla's Siete Canciones populares Españolas and Rodrigo's Quatros Madrigales Amatorios (Spain); a Basque Ave Maria; tango songs from Argentina; and even a few selections from the Great American Songbook that incorporate Latin rhythms.
Summer 1915 to 2015: Looking Back with Knoxville
As a delectable centerpiece for this summertime (or anytime) program, we look back a century with Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, with text by James Agee. Also featured is Tom Cipullo's song cycle Late Summer, as well as selections by Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Ned Rorem, and others. This flexible program can be developed around the theme of Summer, or as an evening of nostalgia for any time of the year!
Ms. Chapman is pleased to design a program that is tailored to the needs of your audience.
from Past Seasons:
Of a Summer's Evening:
Songs of Nature and the Outdoors
Three Loves Intertwining:
Devotion, Wonder, Romance
Carols Beloved and Rare (Advent/Christmas)
Classic Cabaret (Selections from the Great American Songbook)
Balm in Gilead: A History of African American Song
(for Black History Month; with tenor Frederick Peterbark)
Songs of Healing and Wholeness
(for the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks; with tenor Frederick Peterbark)