2003-2004 Season

1Rejoice & Resound!

Sunday, November 16, 2003, 4:00 PM
First Congregational Church, Marlborough

Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb
Mozart: Vesperae Solennes de Confessore in C K.339
György Orbán: Mass No. 2Northeast Premiere!

Roberta Anderson, soprano
Craig Hanson, tenor
Steven Small, baritone
Lois Toeppner, organ
with instrumentalists ad lib.

Join the Mastersingers in this eclectic program that is sure to delight and move the listener. Britten’s lively and rhythmic setting of Smart’s text, at times nonsensical, is great fun. The ever popular Mozart Vesperae Solennes with the sublime Laudate Dominum will provide a familiar backdrop for the Northeastern premiere of Orbán’s Mass No. 2. This eclectic work is sure to find its place in the standard choral repertoire and the spirited and rhythmic Sanctus will certainly become an audience favorite.

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Messiah Sing2

Sunday, December 14, 2003, 4:00 PM
First Congregational Church, Marlborough

Lois Toeppner, organ
Andrea Ehrenreich, soprano
Susan Forrester, mezzo soprano
Richard Monroe, tenor
David Bonneau, baritone

An annual Holiday Tradition — Join the Mastersingers and soloists to sing the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah. Come listen or bring/borrow from us a score and sing along in this informal, exhilarating event.

A Lyrical Le3ap Day Celebration

Sunday, February 29, 2004, 4:00 PM
Algonquin Regional HS, Northborough

Handel: Dixit Dominus
Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass

Handel’s bright and sparkling Dixit Dominus will brighten this extra day of winter and provide a lively introduction to one of our favorite Haydn masses.

Denise Konicek, soprano
Pamela Dellal, alto
Rockland Osgood, tenor
Thomas Jones, baritone
with orchestral accompaniment

Program Notes

Synergy, Works for Chorus and Solo Artists4

Saturday, May 8, 2004, 8:00 PM
Mill Pond Elementary School, Westborough

The chorus will be joined by solo instrumentalists in an innovative and exciting program of short works. There is Sweet Music by Stephen Chatman for chorus and oboe, Eric Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs for chorus and violin, and Songs of Faith by Paul Bassler for chorus and French Horn are just a taste of the delights to be sampled.

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