Thursday, May 12, 2011

Grossmont Master Chorale to perform

The Grossmont Master Chorale is performing a concert called "Songs of Love" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church at 7710 El Cajon Blvd. in La Mesa. Admission is free.
A second performance will take place in the beautifully wooded sanctuary of All Saints Episcopal Church of San Diego on May 24 at 7:30 p.m. 

Each performance features the chorale as well as small ensembles and soloists from within the chorale.  Guest musicians Michael Gaby, oboist; and Samantha Goldstein, reciter; join GMC soprano soloist, Audra Nagby in a special performance of Margaret Griebling-Haigh’s Songs for Young Lovers.  Sung in German, the musical centerpiece of the concert features a performance of Brahms beloved Liebeslieder Wältzer, op. 52, as accompanied by staff pianists Robert MacLeod and Katherine Petrosyan. Additional repertoire includes: di Lasso’s Mon coeur de recommende à vous, Gregg Smith’s My Heart Is Longing for Your Love, Corigliano’s Liebeslied, McGlynn’s When I Was in My Prime, and Sir Edward Elgar’s False Love, op. 27 No. 2.

The Grossmont Master Chorale is one of three vocal ensembles in the music department at Grossmont College.  Under the musical direction of Randall Tweed, the chorale performs throughout Greater San Diego in a variety of musical venues in addition to being a frequent performer with the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra at the East County Performing Arts Center.

Numbering between 40 and 50 singers, the Grossmont Master Chorale's membership includes music and non-music majors, dedicated community singers and music teachers.