The Towne Singers’ spring concert will feature a wide variety of styles both sacred and secular. Opening the performance will be César Franck’s exuberant setting of Psalm 150 followed by Josef Rheinberger’s “Ex Sion’ inspired by Psalm 49 and Eugene Butler’s setting of Psalm 13 “How Long O Lord”. Three motets by composers of very different styles and John Leavitt’s setting of the “Sanctus” from the Ordinary of the Mass as well as African American spirituals are a few of the other sacred works to be performed.
The pivotal work of the evening is Joseph Martin’s “The Awakening”, a text which imagines the world without music, and the joys one experiences upon its return to our lives. The remainder of the secular portion of the concert enters into the realm of folk music and a medley of songs from the movies and Broadway. No tickets required.