Hope & Glory
The Chorale’s first spring performance begins with the noble Mass in G Minor by British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. The first distinctly English mass since the sixteenth century, it has a sumptuous Impressionistic feel throughout. The work features two SATB choirs, and is accompanied by portative organ. The final work in the program is Randall Thompson’s Frostiana – a set of seven country songs accompanied by piano. Cathy Venable is featured as mezzo-soprano, pianist and continuo organist for this performance.