Joint Concert with the Colchester High School Chorus
- Monday February 12, 7:00 pm, Colchester High School, 131 Laker Lane, Colchester, VT
“Echoes” – Choral Music of Richard Stoehr (1874-1967)
- Sunday February 18, 3:00 pm, McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT
Counterpoint joins forces with Solaris and Bella Voce choruses to showcase the rarely heard choral music of Richard Stoehr, a highly respected Viennese composer, author, and teacher. Forced by the Nazis to flee Austria in 1939, Stoehr continued his art at Saint Michael’s College (1941-1950), now the repository for his many works including seven symphonies, two operas, choral music, lieder, numerous chamber works and solo piano music, as well as half a dozen widely used textbooks. During his 50-year career as a teacher, his students included Herbert von Karajan, Erich Leinsdorf, Rudolf Serkin, Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein and Marlene Dietrich. On this concert Counterpoint will perform three substantial motets and a beautiful German partsong from Stoehr’s earliest period of mature composition. FREE admission.
with the Vermont Chamber Artists Chorus, directed by Jessie Pierrepont
- Sat Feb 24, 2018, 7:00 pm, Unitarian Church, Montpelier, VT
- Sun Feb 25 2018, 7:00 pm, St. Thomas, Hanover, NH
Additional information about tickets and more coming soon.
This masterpiece in D minor was composed between 1887-1890 and is the setting of the shortened Catholic Mass for the Dead in Latin. Its focus is on eternal rest and consolation. This is considered to be one of Fauré’s greatest works. Counterpoint will join the Vermont Concert Artists Chorus under the direction of Jessie Pierrepont to perform this seven-movement work for chorus, orchestra, organ and soloists. Soloists Allison Devery, soprano and Kevin Quigley, baritone will be featured in this work.