The Kaskaskia Choirs will present a program of choral music entitled “Story in Song,” featuring music that tells stories of various kinds on Thursday, October 17.
The Concert Choir and Community Chorale will sing a variety of repertoire, including DiLasso’s “Mon coeur se recommande à vous,” a 16th century madrigal about unrequited love, “The Stove” from Zae Munn’s The Muse, The Stove and The Willow Plate, which is about a woman who is tired of dealing with her most contentious and disagreeable old stove so she rebels against it and pounds it to bits with a sledge hammer, and Bàrdos Lajos’ exciting setting of “Cantemus!.”
The program will also feature Illinois composer Paul Carey’s setting of Irish storyteller Colum Sands’ “The Night is Young,” and David Brunner’s setting of Elizabeth Bishop’s Sonnet, which he titled “I Am In Need of Music.”
The second half of the program will feature the Madrigal group performing their fall program, which they have been working on to perform for area children as an anti-bullying campaign. It is called “No Bullies! Get Real! An Anti-Bullying Program.” It features “Wooly Bully,” “Nowhere Man,” “Change the World,” “Unwritten,” and “Lean on Me.”
This program will take place in the Jane Knight Auditorium at 7:30pm and will be followed by a reception.