Son of God Mass
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Seasonal Celebration! – Concert Notes

CONCERT NOTES Seasonal Celebration! 3:00 pm, Sunday, December 9, 2018 Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County Lincroft, NJ The Shrewsbury Chorale Neil F. Brown, Music Director John Balme, Accompanist Paul Cohen, soprano saxophone Abigail Clyne, soprano Brianna Lombino, soprano PROGRAM I Requiem Canticorum ……………………  James Whitbourn Dr. Paul Cohen, soprano saxophone; John Balme, organist Son of God Mass………………………… James Whitbourn Dr. Paul Cohen, soprano saxophone; Abigail Clyne, soprano; John Balme, organist II Laudamus Te (from ​Gloria )……Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Abigail Clyne and Brianna Lombino, sopranos Three Gregorian Melodies………………..Guy de Lioncourt (1885-1961) Dr. Paul Cohen, saxophone    Clemens rector Puer natus est [read more…]

Son of God Mass
2018-2019

Seasonal Celebration!

SEASONAL CELEBRATION!  Son of God Mass & Requiem Canticorum by James Whitbourn plus Australian Christmas Carols by John Wheeler & William G. James Sunday, December 9, 2018 @ 3 pm Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, 1475 W. Front St., Lincroft. Reserve Tickets  

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - MAGNIFICAT - Sunday, April 28, 2019
2018-2019

MERCY, MERCY, MERCY

MAGNIFICAT (RV611) by Vivaldi CANTATA MISERICORDIUM by Britten FOUNDLING HOSPITAL ANTHEM by Handel With chamber orchestra Sun., April 28, 2019 @ 3 pm Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, 1475 W. Front St., Lincroft

Gala Americana
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Gala Americana

5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 12, 2018 St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church Ocean Township, New Jersey Neil F. Brown, Music Director John Balme, Accompanist Gala Americana The Testament of Freedom Randall Thompson (1899-1984), Words by Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time; the hand of force may destroy but cannot disjoin them. A Summary View of the Rights of British America (1774) Our America (Medley), Arranged by John Higgins Yankee Doodle, Traditional American Folksong Yankee Doodle Boy, Words and Music by George M. Cohan You’re a Grand Old Flag,  Words and Music by George [read more…]

Handel: Israel in Egypt
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Handel: Israel in Egypt

3:00 PM, Sunday, April 29, 2018 Christ Episcopal Church Middletown, New Jersey The Shrewsbury Chorale Neil F. Brown, Music Director John Balme, Accompanist The Brookdale Concordia Chorale John & Cynthia Balme, Co-directors Abigail Clyne, Soprano Cynthia Springsteen-Balme, Soprano Evangeline Athanasiou, Alto David Kellett, Tenor Israel in Egypt (HWV 54) …………………….. George Frideric Handel  (1685-1759) SYNOPSIS PART ONE An announcement is made that a new Pharaoh has come to the throne who does not look kindly on the Israelites. God chooses Moses to lead his people out of bondage. A series of plagues falls on Egypt: the rivers turn to blood; a plague of frogs [read more…]

BARDOLATRY
2018-2019

BARDOLATRY

If music be the food of love, “sing” on; Choral arrangements of Shakespeare’s writings by Morley, Johnson, Quilter, Britten, Rutter & Shearing in styles ranging from traditional to contemporary. Time: Sun., June 23, 2019 @ 3 pm Place: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, 1475 W. Front St., Lincroft

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Hodie Holiday

3:00 PM, Sunday, December 17, 2017 St. George’s by the River Church Rumson, New Jersey Neil F. Brown, Music Director John Balme, Accompanist Hodie Holiday Hodie Christus natus est: Hodie Salvator apparuit. Hodie in terra canunt Angeli, Laetantur Arhcangeli. Hodie exultant justi dicentes: Gloria in excelsis Deo, Et in terra pax hominibus voluntatis. Alleluia. Today Christ is born: Today the Savior appeared. Today on Earth the Angels sing, Archangels rejoice! Today the righteous ones rejoice saying: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.” Praise the Lord! Hodie!, John Leavitt (b. 1956) Hodie Christus [read more…]

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The Shrewsbury Chorale Celebrates 60 Years

3:00 PM, Sunday, April 30, 2017 Christ Episcopal Church Middletown, New Jersey 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 21, 2017 Manasquan United Methodist Church Manasquan, New Jersey Liebeslieder Waltzes (Opus 52) ………………………. Johannes Brahms Monica Rose Ziglar, soprano David Kellett, tenor John Balme and Cynthia Springsteen-Balme, dual pianists Answer, maiden Deep in thunder roars the tide Oh, these women Like the evening sunset’s rapture The tender hopvine wanders There was a tiny, pretty bird How dear, alas, was life together When your eyes so fondly seek On Danube’s border Oh, how calm the river fows No, I will not listen Locksmith, go [read more…]

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The Many Moods of Christmas

3:00 PM, Sunday, December 18, 2016 Christ Episcopal Church Middletown, New Jersey Neil F. Brown, Music Director John Balme, Accompanist Irene Choras Tsakiris, Soprano Kristopher Zook, Baritone I Gloria in D (RV 589) Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741) Gloria in excelsis Deo. Glory to God in the highest. The Many Moods of Christmas, Suite I arr. Robert Shaw/ Robert Russell Bennett Good Christian Friends, Rejoice Silent Night Patapan O Come, All Ye Faithful Messiah (HWV 56) George Frederic Handel (1685–1759) And Suddenly, Irene Choras Tsakiris, soprano Glory to God In Terra Pax (Op. 39) Gerald Finzi (1901–1956) Kristopher Zook, baritone Irene Choras Tsakiris, [read more…]

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The Shrewsbury Chorale Goes to the Opera

The Shrewsbury Chorale Goes to the Opera 5:30 PM, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church Ocean Township, New Jersey The Shrewsbury Chorale Neil F. Brown, Guest Conductor John Balme, Accompanist Cynthia Springsteen-Balme, Soprano   Chorus of Wedding Guests Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848) from Lucia di Lammermoor Fill every cup, come celebrate! Joy all around returning. Now you have brought new life and hope ending our days of yearning. Here will our friendship guide you, love ever be your companion. So bright that no clouds can hide you, a star to cheer our gloomy night. Waltz Scene Piotr Tchaikovsky [read more…]

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Remembrances

Neil F. Brown, Guest Conductor 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 20, 2016 Christ Episcopal Church Middletown, New Jersey   Ave Verum Corpus (KV 618) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) Ave verum corpus natum de Maria Virgine, vere passum, immolatum in cruce pro homine, cujus latus perforatum unda fuxit et sanguine, esto nobis praegustatum in mortis examine. Hail, true Body, born of the Virgin Mary, who, having truly suffered, was sacrificed on the cross for humankind, whose pierced side flowed with water and blood: May it be for us a foretaste in the trial of death.   Requiem (Op. 48) ……………………………. Gabriel Fauré [read more…]

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Songs of the Season

3:00 PM, Sunday, December 20, 2015 Christ Episcopal Church Middletown, New Jersey Mark C. Cook, Interim Conductor O Come, All Ye Faithful, John F. Wade (1711–1786) Arranged by David Willcocks (1919-2015) The Coventry Carol English Carol Arranged by Salli Terri (1922-1996) Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine .Johann Walther (1496-1570) Arranged by Walter Ehret (1918 – 2009) Ding Dong! Merrily on High French Melody, Lyrics by George R. Woodward. (1848-1934) Arranged by David Willcocks He Is Born French Carol Arranged by Roger Wagner (1914-1992) Whence Is That Goodly Fragrance Flowing? French Carol Arranged by David Willcocks baritone: Pete Arnold I Wonder As I Wander [read more…]

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Porter and Gift Gala

5:30 PM, Tuesday, June 16, 2015 St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church Ocean Township, New Jersey Tonight’s gala is dedicated to the memory of Jack Burdy, loyal member of the Chorale for nearly fifty years. We’ll miss his friendship and musical contributions greatly.   Classic Cole Porter Words and Music by Cole Porter (1891-1964)        Arranged by Mac Huff From This Moment On Another Op’nin, Another Show From This Moment On Just One Of Those Things Now You Has Jazz I’ve Got You Under My Skin All Of You Now You Has Jazz I Love Paris Easy To Love It’s All Right [read more…]

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Angels and Devils

7:30 PM, Saturday, March 14, 2015 First Presbyterian Church Freehold, New Jersey Tonight’s concert is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Anthony Sahar, loyal patron of the Chorale and beloved husband of former Chorale member Dr. Marianne Sahar. The Shrewsbury Chorale  presents Angels and Devils with the Garden State Philharmonic and its Masterwork Chorus Anthony LaGruth, Music Director and Conductor Mark Cook, Accompanist Soprano: Mary Hollis Hundley Alto: Melissa Collom Tenor: Mitchell Roe Bass: Mark Watson Overture to Don Giovanni…………Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756a1791) Requiem…………………………………………………… John Rutter (b. 1945) Requiem aeternam / Kyrie eleison chorus Out of the Deep (Psalm 130) [read more…]

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Holiday Favorites!

7:30 PM, Saturday, December 6, 2014 St. George’s by the River Episcopal Church Rumson, New Jersey Anthony LaGruth, Music Director and Conductor Elaine Held, Accompanist Fanfare for Christmas, Lloyd Pfautsch (1921-2003) In the Bleak Mid-Winter, Harold Darke (1888-1976), Poem by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine, Johann Walther (1496-1570), English Translation and Arrangement by Walter Ehret Gesù Bambino, Pietro Yon (1886-1943), Lyrics by Frederick H. Martens O Magnum Mysterium……… Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611), Edited by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw We Three Kings………………………… John H. Hopkins Jr. (1820-1891), Arranged by Stephen Paulus What Is This Fragrance?………………….An Old French Carol, English Translation and Arrangement [read more…]