One year after the death of co-founder Larry Gordon, the 60-voice Onion River Chorus will perform two holiday concerts in his memory. The performances feature music from the 17th and 21st centuries, repertoire that always attracted Gordon. The concerts will be Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m., both at First Church in Barre, Universalist, at 19 Church Street.
Featured will be works for chorus and vocal soloists by English Baroque composer Henry Purcell, Italian Renaissance composer Claudio Monteverdi, and one of the most frequently performed living composers of choral music, Estonian Arvo Pärt. Soloists will be sopranos Lillian Broderick and Sudie Marcuse, counter-tenor Timothy Parsons, tenor Adam Hall, and baritones David Rugger and Tevan Goldberg. Accompanying will be violinists Ira Morris and Pam Reit, violist Elizabeth Reid, cellist Perri Morris, and organist Lynnette Combs. Richard Riley will conduct.
Admission is $20 for adults; free for students/children under 18. No advance tickets. The Sunday, Dec. 18 concert will be followed by a reception open to all. Donations will be collected for the Barre and Montpelier food shelves.
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