Greenwich Choral Society to conclude season with classical tribute

music note stockIf you’re a lover of classical music, the place to be this Sunday is Christ Church, where the Greenwich Choral Society (GCS) will conclude its 2012/2013 season with a performance of Mozart’s Requiem and works by Shafer Mahoney and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.

The concert, entitled “Eternal Joy,” not only features Requiem — Mozart’s popular yet unfinished final opus — but will also include its daring completion by Robert Levin.

Continuing Requiem’s transcendent tone, the program also includes Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s Psalm 43: Richte mich, Gott and Shafer Mahoney’s brilliant setting of Two Brontë Songs. With GCS joined by orchestra and renowned soloists, the concert promises a grand finale to the GCS 2012/13 season.

Soprano Kristen Plumley has been lauded as “sensationally note-perfect” by the St. Petersburg Times. She has performed a broad spectrum of operatic and concert works, including Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Haydn’s Mass in Time of War with the New England Symphonic Ensemble at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Plumley received a BA in psychology and music from Holy Cross College. Twice a winner in the Connecticut Opera Guild Scholarship Competition, she is also a recipient of the Richard F. Gold Career Grant.

Mezzo soprano Holly Sorenson is known for her rich, colorful, and expressive timbre.

She performs a wide variety of repertoire, recently making her Avery Fisher Hall debut singing as mezzo soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with Distinguished Concerts International New York, where she was hailed as “radiant” by New York Concert Review. Ms. Sorenson participated in the Artist Diploma Program at Longy School of Music in Massachusetts and was an AGMA Chorus Member of the Portland Opera in Oregon.

Tenor soloist Kirk Dougherty has performed with Opéra Louisiane, the North Shore Music Festival, Tri-Cities Opera of Binghamton, N.Y., Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, as well as GCS. As resident artist at Tri-Cities Opera, he was the recipient of their Carlotta Savoca Memorial Award for the 2009-2010 season. Mr. Dougherty received a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance and the Performer’s Certificate in Voice from the Eastman School of Music.

Bass Damian Savarino is quickly gaining attention as one of today’s most talented singers.

He has performed leading operatic roles throughout the U.S, and recently performed the bass solos in Handel’s Messiah with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra in Ithaca, N.Y. and the bass solos in Mozart’s Requiem in a special 9/11 Memorial Concert with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Savarino is a graduate of Ithaca College and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

Eternal Joy begins at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $38 and $28 with special pricing for students, children and groups of 10+ adults.

Tickets can be ordered online or by calling 203-622-5136. Group sales are available by calling the GCS office.

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