American University Chamber Singers on song

American University Chamber Singers on song

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American University Chamber Singers on song

THE American University Chamber Singers from Washington DC is embarking on a tour and performing a series of concerts in Andalucia and Portugal.

They will be singing at the Basílica Nuestra Señora de las Angustias in Granada and the Basílica San Juan de Dios in Granada, the Iglesia San José del Convento de San Cayetano in Cordoba and the Iglesia del Santo Ángel in Sevilla.

The full details are listed below:

GRANADA
From Near and Far – a programme of Sacred and Classical Music with Spirituals
Basílica Nuestra Señora de las Angustias, Carrera de la Virgen 42, 18005 Granada
Saturday 14th May 2011
Sung Mass at 8pm and Concert at 8.45pm
Free Entrance
Organised by the Basílica Nuestra Señora de las Angustias and ACFEA

Basílica San Juan de Dios, Calle San Juan de Dios s/n, 18001 Granada
Sunday 15th May 2011
12:30pm – Sung Mass
Organised by the Basílica San Juan de Dios and ACFEA

CORDOBA
From Near and Far – a programme of Sacred and Classical Music with Spirituals Concert
Iglesia San José del Convento de San Cayetano, Cuesta de San Cayetano 8, Avenida Ollerias 11, 14001 Cordoba
Monday 16th May 2011
9pm – Concert
Free Entrance
Organised by the Iglesia San José del Convento de San Cayetano y ACFEA

SEVILLA
From Near and Far – a programme of Sacred and Classical Music with Spirituals Concert
Iglesia del Santo Ángel, Calle Rioja 23, 41080, Sevilla
Wednesday 18 May 2011
8:30pm – Concierto
Free Entrance
Organised by the Iglesia de Santo Angel y ACFEA

The American University Chamber Singers is a select student ensemble open to music majors as well as other students studying music within American University’s tradition of outstanding liberal arts education. The organisation was rekindled by the current director, Daniel Abraham, in spring 2000 as an auxiliary ensemble to the AU Chorus, at first rehearsing separately during the final fifteen minutes of Tuesday evening rehearsals, eventually moving to Sunday evening rehearsals, and now as a dedicated, thriving ensemble.

Membership in the Chamber Singers usually ranges from 24-28 members  admitted by auditions held at the beginning of each semester. Over the past seven years,  the AU Chamber Singers have sung a variety of outreach programs including an October 2004  Tour of the Eastern United States and Canada. Other recent invitations have included  programs for the 25th Anniversary of Mothers Against Drunk Driving at the Ronald Reagan  Center, concerts at Christ Church in Winchester, Virginia, and programs with the National  Philharmonic Orchestra. The American University Chamber Singers also provides rehearsal  and performance opportunities for choral conducting student in the Department of Performing Arts.

Recently performed repertoire has included early music such as Bach’s motets Jesu, meine Freude and Lobet den Herrn, Cantatas Christlag in Todes banden andGottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (Actus tragicus), Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Georg Philipp Telemann’s Du aber, Daniel, gehe, ihn, and Vivaldi’s Magnificat, plus works by Buxtehude, Byrd, Gesualdo, Josquin des Prez, Lotti, Monteverdi, Schütz, Sweelinck, Tallis, and Victoria.

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