Camerata Chamber Singers will present their spring concert, “All Creatures Great and Small,” at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Ave., Prescott. The concert is based on the popular PBS series of the same name.
The selections focus upon a multitude of creatures of the animal kingdom from bugs, avians, equines, swine, felines, ova and more, moving from the serious to the ridiculous. The featured piece of the concert is Missa Brevis (short mass), also known as “Lightning Bug Mass,” for obvious reasons.
It is a challenging four-movement composition that shifts from beautifully lyric melodies to rapid and rhythmic sections that will grab the attention of the audience as well as the singers. The composition incorporates a full choir, soprano soloists, piano, hand chimes and Asian drumming. There will also be surprises for the attendees, a news release stated.
The Korean composer, Ji-Hoon Park, upon graduating from Yonsei University, went on to study in the U.S. and received his doctoral degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Arizona. Park has won numerous awards at international choral competitions, including the 2006 World Choir Games and the 2007 Brahms Choir Festival Grand Prix. Two of his art songs, Bohmnar (Spring) and Do-ra-jee-kot (A Balloon Flower) were included in music textbooks for South Korean public middle schools. In addition to compositions by the full choir, there will also be performance opportunities for small ensembles and solos, both vocal and instrumental by members of Camerata Chamber Singers, the release stated.
The common thread of the concert will be the exploration and celebration of earth’s animal kingdom in its many forms.
For more information, call 928-458-0592, email CamerataChamberSingers@gmail.com, or visit www.CamerataChamberSingers.com.
For tickets, call the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center (YCPAC) Box Office at (928) 776-2000, or visit the Camerata Chamber Singers website and follow the link to YCPAC.
Information provided by Camerata Chamber Singers.