Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Choral Society sets 'Summersings'

Sing-along “Messiahs” at Christmastime have been around for decades; lately, community choruses have been venturing further into audience-participation performances of other choral classics. The Richmond Choral Society joins their ranks this month with “Summersings” of the Requiems of John Rutter and Gabriel Fauré.

The Rutter will be performed on June 21 with the Choral Society’s artistic director, Markus Compton, directing and pianist Keith Tan accompanying. On June 28, Erin R. Freeman, associate conductor of the Richmond Symphony and director of the Richmond Symphony Chorus, will lead the Fauré, with Compton accompanying on piano.

Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 520 N. Boulevard. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Admission is $10, with scores available for rent at $2.

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