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Now that we have returned from participating in a concert in Carnegie Hall in New York City, we are working toward our next concert. Our Spring 2017 concert on Sunday afternoon, April 23 at 2:00pm in the sanctuary of Christ Church United Methodist in Charleston, WV will be one of the most unique concerts we have ever prepared and presented. The majority of our concert repertoire will consist of choral music written specifically for film. We will also be including a few classical pieces that have been heard as part of a movie score but were not written just for that particular movie.
The choral pieces for our spring concert are NOT songs from movies arranged for a choir, but choral works composed specifically for a particular movie. For example, in the movie ‘Hannibal,’ starring Anthony Hopkins, there is a stunningly beautiful opera scene that takes place in an Italian ruin. The music sung at this point in the movie was composed specifically for this film by Irish composer, Patrick Cassidy. This music is not in print, but Patrick sent us the vocal score and the string parts as performed in the movie. This is just one example of the beautiful and unique music we have selected for this concert, which will be accompanied by members of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
For more detailed information about our spring concert, click on the ‘Upcoming Performances’ tab on the left side of your screen. For a complete list of our Spring 2017 concert repertoire, please click here.
Thank you for your interest in the Opus Chorale of West Virginia! We hope to see you at our spring concert!
David F. Donathan
Artistic Director & Conductor