Chattanooga Now Choral Arts reflects on Lent

Chattanooga Now Choral Arts reflects on Lent

March 25th, 2011 by Staff Report in Chattnow Music


* What: "Reflections With Choral Arts" concert.

* When: 3 p.m. Sunday.

* Where: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St.

* Admission: $15 adults, $5 students with ID, free for children under 12.

* Phone: 598-3274.

* Website: www.choralartsof

Works by favorite German Romantic composers, including Mendelssohn and Brahms, will comprise a concert of sacred music commemorating the Lenten season Sunday.

The program is presented by Choral Arts. This chorus of "experienced, professionally minded singers" strive to offer "the finest in classical and contemporary choral literature at the highest level of performance," according to a news release.

"Reflections With Choral Arts" will include Max Reger's "Meinen Jesum Lass Ich Nicht" and Joseph Rheinberger's "Stabat Mater, op. 138 (G minor)."

Soloists for the concert are Andrea Dismukes, Cynthia Johnson, Rebecca St. Goar, Andria Thomas and Penny Tullock. Also featured will be artistic director Keith Reas and longtime Choral Arts accompanist David Friberg.

Reas, who came to Chattanooga about a year and a half ago as music director at St. Paul's, is in his first year with Choral Arts. He has enjoyed an active career as organist, accompanist and conductor. His collaboration with flutist Linda Marianiello has led to appearances throughout the United States, and the duo recently released its second album, "Cantilena," a collection featuring European composers from Baroque to contemporary.