Love songs in four languages

Love songs in four languages

May 18th, 2012 by Susan Pierce in Chattnow Music

Choral Arts of Chattanooga will conclude its season Sunday with "Come Away, Love," a concert of love songs sung in four languages.

The concert begins at 4 p.m. in First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road.

Director Keith Reas said that concertgoers will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Paul Leary of Duke University, composer for a setting for Shakespeare's Sonnet 63, which Reas commissioned for this concert.

Lonna Williams, Choral Arts president, said the choir will sing "Five Hebrew Love Songs," composed by Eric Whitaker, winner of two Grammy Awards. The choir will sing Morten Lauridsen's "Les Chanson des Roses," a set of five French poems by Rainer Maria Rilke.

Love poems from several lands, translated into German, are in Brahms' "Neue Liebeslieder Waltzer." It will be performed with accompaniment by David Friberg and Alan Nichols. Williams said featured soloists for the German work are soprano Chery Brendel, mezzo-soprano Rosella Ewing, tenor Justin Hipp and baritone Perry Ward.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students with ID, free for ages 12 and younger.