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Thursday, October 5th at 7:30pm CST
Online sale ends: 10/05/23 at 8:00pm CST
Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Community Center
913 South I Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
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The Choral Society of Pensacola


Savor words by William Shakespeare, Victor Hugo, Octavio Paz, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, and e.e. cummings, among others, in an eclectic evening inspired by the power of language, performed by our 100-voice chorus under the direction of Peter Steenblik.

The concert borrows its title from the opening song, a jazzy meditation on language by The Real Group’s Anders Edenroth, who points out that words are “the possession of the beggar and the king…the obsession of the genius and the fool” and that they ”will hold forever humanity spellbound.”  

The rest of the program features spellbinding words in settings by some of the most celebrated choral composers working today, including Emma Lou Diemer, Abbie Betinis, Eric Whitacre, André Thomas, Rosephayne Powell, Rollo Dilworth, and Dan Forrest.

The program also features a set of works by three German masters of the past: Ernst Toch, who plays with place names; Ludwig Senfl, who recreates the sound of cathedral bells and the conversations of the bellringers; and Hans Leo Hassler, who wallows in a little self-pity.  

Soprano April Boyett Kocher and tenor Zachary Taylor, one of Pensacola Opera’s Jan Miller Studio Artists, will perform as guest soloists in the centerpiece of the concert, Joan Szymko’s “At Such a Dizzy Height,” a setting of romantic excerpts from letters and other writings of Bella and Marc Chagall.

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7:30pm to 9:00pm
Doors open at 7:00pm

Senior: $25.00
Military: $25.00
Student: $15.00
Child: $10.00
Group: $15.00

All Ages

Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Community Center<br> 913 South I Street<br> Pensacola, 32502





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