The Millburn High School Orchestra and Choruses will present their Spring Concert on Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 PM in the High School auditorium.
The Ninth Grade Chorus, Cantica Nova, will perform three song settings poems by renown poets. Included are Mary Lynn Lightfoot’s setting of a Paul Laurence Dunbar poem in “The River Sleeps Beneath the Sky”, Z. Randall Stroope’s setting of Robert Frost’s poem in “The Pasture” and Stephen Paulus setting of William Wordsworth’s poem in “Through All Things.” Also included in the set is an arrangement of a traditional Hebrew song “Ani Ma’amin” arranged by John Leavitt.
The Millburn Chorale will perform a Tomás Luis de Victoria’s famous “O Magnum Mysterium”, Daniel Gawthrop’s “Sing Me to Heaven” and Eric Whitacre’s “With a Lily in Your Hand.”
The Chamber Strings will perform Sir Edward Elgar’s Serenade and the Symphony Orchestra will present the Overture to “Don Giovanni” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the final movement of Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “The New World”.
The Miller Chorus will present a set featuring music from The Republic of Georgia and Germany. First on the set will be Robert Sieving arrangement of 18th Century German pianist and composer Carl Bohm’s “Still wie die Nacht.” Then Alexi Matchavariani’s “Doluri” sets Georgian poetry to music that imitates the rhythmic playing of the Doli, a folk drum. Closing the set is Rene Clausen setting of the famous Robert Burns poem “O My Love’s Like a Red, Red Rose” featuring student instrumentalists on the piano, violin and cello.
The Chorus and Orchestra will combine forces to present two movements from Mozart’s famous “Requiem”, the “Lacrimosa” and “Dies irae.” The Choruses are directed by Mr. Rodrigo Vega, and the Orchestras are under the direction of Mrs. Karen Conrad. The concert is free and open to the public.
Please join us and share in the musical accomplishments of these outstanding students. All senior musicians will be recognized this evening for their participation in the various ensembles. It will be a delightful evening for all.