Put February 6, 2010 on your calendar for exciting concert opportunities at 10 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Halle, 212 W. San Antonio Street, Fredericksburg.
The Fredericksburg Chorale will be joined by the Zion Children’s Choir and the League of David for their Midwinter Concert which has now become part of a new and dynamic tradition. New, as the third year in which community choirs join together, and dynamic, for the shape of each concert has changed according to the idea behind the program. And, idea should always precede form.
This year the concert is built around the beatitudes from the book of Matthew. The nine beatitudes will be the outline of the concert, each one sung by the children, the young men of The League of David and then the Chorale. In between these, the singers will sing individually and in combination. The audience may also be asked to join in singing.
Featured in this concert will be a new work entitled Time Journeys, text by Joy Johnson, a member of the Chorale. A piece which was premiered during last year’s Chorale Spring Concert, In What do You Hope For (text by Stephanie Sutton) will also be featured.
The theme of this concert of newly composed works is humankind’s desire to touch the divine. Each of the beatitudes is a description of character, desire or action that precedes a particular blessing. The settings of the other pieces are expressions of vastly different ways in which we can know God, walk with God and ultimately see him within the flesh of our humanity.
In these three performances hundreds of voices will be joined in community to express our desire to rise above the mundane and the material to grasp for the fullness of our humanity by wrestling for the divine nature that is interwoven so beautifully into the fabric of our existence.
For information call Artistic Director, Mark Hierholzer, at 830-997-6869. Suggested donation is $10 for an adult and $5 for a child.