Holland Chorale closes out season on April 30

The Holland Chorale is back on home turf and set to close out their regular subscription season with a piece they performed while in New York: Haydn's dramatic "Mass in Time of War.' The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Zeeland East High School's DeWitt Auditorium. The chorale's artistic director, Ryan Kelly, calls the season-closer the "creme de la creme' of the group's 51st season.
Apr 21, 2011


“The Haydn concert is a first for us, setting a new paradigm for the close of our season — with a culminating, grand choral/orchestral masterwork concert,” Kelly said. “Expect a very special experience at this show.”

The themes to be explored for the evening are war, death and life after death. In addition to Joseph Haydn’s “Mass in Time of War,” the other pieces elaborating upon those themes are “Asa’s Death” by Edvard Grieg and “Toward the Unknown Region” by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Adding an extra note of dramatic flair to the evening will be two scheduled readings of poetry between the musical pieces, performed by U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland.

Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for senior citizens and $5 for students. They are available from the Holland Chorale office at 616-494-0256; online at www.hollandchorale.org; and by mail or in person at 150 E. Eighth Street, Holland, MI 49423.


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