Cecilia Lied Dirk Janszoon Sweelinck
Laudate Dominum Josef Rheinberger
Hymn to St. Cecelia Benjamin Britten
Poetry by W.H. Auden
You Are the Music Dan Forrest
Poetry by Amy Lowell
O lux beata Trinitas Ko Matsushita
Resurget Steven Hirner
a student in the Music Dept.
The Dream Keeper William Averitt
Poetry by Langston Hughes
The only familiar piece in this concert for me was the Britten, which I had sung a couple of decades ago. The pieces after the intermission were all contemporary, and some were very difficult. The group performed at a very high level. It's really great that Katie gets to sing in a choral group of this caliber. I think she is getting some really good training and experience at Mizzou, judging from this weekend. Next spring, Katie already knows she will have an important role in a full opera, The Crucible, by the 20th century composer, Robert Ward (based on the play by Arthur Miller). She will sing the role of Tituba, the African slave who is accused of witchcraft by the girls. Can't wait to see and hear that! It will be in March, 2014.
Before the concert we all went out to eat at Le Bourgeoise Restaurant in Rocheport, MO, which is on the Missouri River. The last time I ate there, Katie had just graduated from high school! Almost four years ago - May, 2000. The food is very good, and the setting is spectacular.
After the concert, Rob, Betsey and I came home while Katie was initiated into Sigma Alpha Iota, a music sorority. Katie came by later in the evening to say goodbye and pick up Gertie (her chihuahua, which Betsey was taking care of during this very busy weekend.) A good weekend!!
Tomorrow morning, fairly early, Betsey will take me back up to La Plata, MO where I'll get the 9:55am train to Chicago. I hope to meet Maggie and Jerry at Union Station in the late afternoon and have supper before I get on the train to Albany, which leaves at 9:30pm. With luck I'll be in Albany by 3pm on Tuesday, or thereabouts, in time to make it to River Singers rehearsal.
|Betsey and Katie|
|Le Bourgeois Restaurant|
|The University Singers|
|Katie is just to the right of Paul Crabb's right hand, on top row.|