Myers Park Presbyterian Church and Bel Canto Company

cl-bel-canto-company-150This edition of the program is designed with All Saints Day commemorations in mind. It opens with the beautiful 20th century Requiem by Frenchman Maurice Duruflé performed by an impressive amalgamation of Charlotte, NC-based choruses. Then it’s back to the Triad area for a varied choral program by Greensboro’s acclaimed Bel Canto Company.

Listen to the entire program: Myers Park Presbyterian Church and Bel Canto Company





Billboard and introduction to Duruflé's Requiem - Lauren Rico





MAURICE DURUFLÉ: Requiem, Op. 9
Myers Park Presbyerian Church Chancel and Sanctuary Choirs
St. John Neumann Catholic Church Sanctuary Choir
The Chamber Choir of Northwest School of the Arts
Rob Frazier, director





Break and introduction to Byrd's Haec Dies and Miškinis' Lucis Craeator Optime - Lauren Rico and Mike McKay





WILLIAM BYRD: Haec Dies
VYTAUTAS MIŠKINIS: Lucis Craeator Optime 
Bel Canto Company
Welborn Young, director





Introduction to Hastings Parry's I was Glad - Lauren Rico





CHARLES HUBERT HASTINGS PARRY: I Was Glad 
Bel Canto Company
Susan Bates, organ
Liz Doebler, director




Introduction to Bach's Lobet den Herrn - Lauren Rico





JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Lobet den Herrn
Bel Canto Company
Leah Gibson, cello
Susan Bates, organ
Welborn Young, director





Introduction to Daivison's A Soldier, and the One I love and Bjella's Idumea - Lauren Rico





DAN DAVISON: A Soldier, and the One I Love
Soloists: Laura Worst, Dianne Black, Jayme Updike, Tandy Brown, Rich Lowder
Christopher Dial, snare drum
Bel Canto Company

RICHARD BJELLA: Idumea, and am I born to die?
Tandy Brown, soloist
Ryan Silvestri, violin
Stephanie Silvestri, violin
Bel Canto Company





Introduction to Whitacre's Five Hebrew Love Songs - Lauren Rico





ERIC WHITACRE: Five Hebrew Love Songs
Stephanie Silvestri, violin
Karen Beres, piano
Bel Canto Company





Introduction to Copland's Zion's Walls and Forrest's Over Havet - Lauren Rico





AARON COPLAND: Zion's Walls
Karen Beres, piano
Bel Canto Company

DAN FORREST: Over Havet, Across the Sea
Karen Messina, soloist
Bel Canto Company





Introduction to Wilberg's Come, Thou Fount and Johnson's Great Day - Lauren Rico





MACK WILBERG: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Susan Bates, organ
Bel
Canto Company


HALL JOHNSON: Great Day
Soloists: Wendell C. Putney and Maya Clausen
Bel Canto Company





End of the Show - Lauren Rico and Mike McKay