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Open Sing of Fauré this evening... Coming?

This is where I'll be this evening... and probably the other dates as well. Let me know if you'll be there, too, so I know to look?
Powers Music School Presents,
Belmont Open Sings 2006-2007 Season,
Mary Beekman, Artistic Director

Come participate in performances of the great masterworks for chorus 
and orchestra. Experience the thrill of singing your favorite works 
accompanied by a professional-level orchestra, and revel in arias 
sung by some of Boston's finest soloists, led by Mary Beekman. Also, 
if this is your first time singing the work, do not fret because 
there will be plenty of people there to help you sing your part. 
Vocal scores, a choral warm-up and refreshments are provided.

Order Your Tickets Today! Call (617) 484-4696, extension 15.

Season Tickets (3 concerts):
$15 per person

Individual concert tickets:
$7 per person (all ages)    

Concert Times: Sundays, 7:30 pm
- October 15, 2006
- December 17, 2006
- February 11, 2007


October 15, 2006
Fauré, Requiem and Pavane

Fauré's original version of the Requiem was performed in 1888 at the 
Church of the Madeleine in Paris, where he was organist. It consists 
of the opening movement, the Sanctus, the Pie Jesu, Agnus Dei, and 
In paradisum. Fauré added the other two movements, the Offertoire 
and the Libera me, Domine, to comprise with these original five a 
version of the Requiem for grander occasions. This is the version 
heard today in concert halls and churches.

December 17, 2006
Handel, Messiah

Handel wrote the initial version of the Messiah in 24 days as a 
benefit for the charity organizations of Dublin, where this version 
had its premiere on April 13, 1742; the last performance of the work 
under Handel's baton occurred nine days before his death on April 14, 
1769. During the intervening years, Handel tinkered with the work a 
great deal, altering it to fit the talents and resources available 
for each performance.  Thus it started out as a choral work 
accompanied by strings alone, but the version we are familiar with 
today uses reeds, timpani, and brass.

February 11, 2007
Mozart, Mass in C minor

The first performance of Mozart's Mass in c minor took place in 
Salzburg in 1783, during a visit Mozart made to his former home to 
introduce his family to his new wife, Constanze. Although he never 
completed the mass for reasons that are not clear to historians, it 
is remarkable for two reasons. For one, it is the first of his 
compositions to reflect the influence of his Baroque composing 
predecessors Bach and Handel. Secondly, Mozart composed the arias in 
those movements to showcase the considerable talents of his new wife, 
Constanze, including the technically challenging and beautifully 
transporting duet for two sopranos: Domine Deus.  

Location: Payson Park Church
365 Belmont Street, Belmont

Public Transportation: Take the #73 bus line from Harvard Square 
and/or Waverley Square. Traditionally, return rides to Harvard Square, 
Boston and other areas have been provided to participants by those 
who have cars.
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