With “Baroque Pearls,” short masterworks by Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi
Houston Symphony violinist Alexandra Adkins Wenig featured soloist
The Kingwood Chorale and Chamber Orchestra will open their 26th season, Saturday, Nov. 22, with an audience friendly concert of short masterworks by Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi. It will also present the concert in a new venue for the KCCO, Christ the King Lutheran Church on West Lake Houston Parkway in Kingwood.
“The term baroque originally referred to pearls of irregular shape, so this play on words suits our concert well,” said artistic director and conductor Todd Miller. “Baroque music is music meant to dazzle, to impress, and is very ornate. However, the small “pearls” on this concert do that in a short amount of time.” This is a good classical concert in which to bring children, as the musical pieces are short and do not require a long periods of concentration from the audience.
Featured on the concert is Bach’s Cantata #78 entitled “Jesu, der du meine Seele.” Houston Symphony Orchestra violinist, Alexandra Adkins Wenig, will also perform a Bach‘s violin concerto in A Minor with the KCO. The Choir and Orchestra will also sing an extant Credo by Antonio Vivaldi (of Four Seasons fame). Ms. Wenig will return for the popular Christmas Concerto by Arcangelo Corelli. The evening will then finish in grand style with Handel’s majestic Dettingen Te Deum, which was written in honor of King George II. Tenor Chris Lund and bass Brendan Emig will be featured soloists along with soloists from the Kingwood Chorale.
Tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (students and seniors) and are available online at LHMAS.org. They are also available at Local Print Solution in Kingwood and at the door.
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