published Friday, May 18th, 2012

Love songs in four languages

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.

about Susan Pierce...

Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...

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