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MADISON SYMPHONY CHORUS: IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING
SUN MAR 22 AT 2 PM & 4 PM
PROMENADE HALL

JUBILANT SONG
Welcome spring in song with Conductor Beverly Taylor and the Madison Symphony Chorus in a jubilant concert including works by Brahms, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Finzi, and Copland.

THE PROGRAM
My spirit sang all day (text by Robert Bridges)
Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)

Excerpts from the Liebeslieder Vol. I
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
1. Rede, Madchen
2. Am Gesteiner rauscht die Flut
3. O die Frauen
4. Wie des Abends schone Rote
6. Ein kleiner, hübscher Vogel
8. Wenn so lind dein Auge mir
9. Am Donaustrande
11. Nein, es ist nicht auszukommen mit den Leuten
12. Schlosser auf
13. Vogelein durchrauscht die Luft
14. Sieh, wie ist die Welle klar
16. Ein dunkler Schacht ist Liebe

A Jubilant song (text by Whitman)
Norman Dello Joio (1913-2008)

An Unseen Rain (text by Rumi)
Robert Kyr (b. 1952)
for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano

Welcome sweet springtime (from “Mikado”)
William Gilbert (1836–1911) and Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)

It might as well be spring (from State Fair)
Rodgers (1902–1979) and Hammerstein (1895–1960), arr. Kirke Mechem

I’m gonna sing till the spirit moves within my heart
Spiritual arr. Moses Hogan (1957-2003)

The Promise of Living (from The Tender Land)
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)