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may, 2022

07may7:30 pm9:30 pmThe Lubbock Chorale's Spring Masterworks: Britten & Bernstein @ Hemmle Recital Hall @ 7:30pm

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The Lubbock Chorale’s Spring Masterworks: Britten & Bernstein
Texas Tech University School of Music
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 W. 18th Street (18th Street and Boston Avenue)

Saturday, May 7th
7:30 – 9:30pm

Tickets: $25 including fees

Written for organ, choir, and soloists in the cantata format, Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb is a setting of a Christopher Smart’s poem Jubilate Agno, written while Smart was in an insane asylum.  Britten sets the text in a brilliant way that illuminates its meaning: “the worship of God by all created beings and things, each in its own way.”  Bernstein first wrote much of the music of Missa Brevis for a play about Joan of Arc; more than thirty years later, he transformed the music into a complete work.  Featuring choir, countertenor, and incidental percussion, the piece incorporates various sections of different masses.  Typical of Bernstein’s compositional characteristics, the piece features styles of various times and mediums from medieval to contemporary.  Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms was first conducted by the composer, himself, in 1965 in New York City.  Sung in Hebrew, the piece includes text from 6 different psalms, and includes a youth soprano soloist, jarring chords and sounds, and joyous climaxes.  Two high school choirs in the Lubbock area will be invited to collaborate with us on each of the Bernstein pieces.


(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Hemmle Recital Hall

18th Street and Boston Avenue