Coro Concert Experience


A Concert of Sacred Music was a new experience for me. I went into Moores Opera House not expecting to enjoy the concert, but as I walked out I was a bit amazed at the performance. I had an appreciation for the music and the performers that I have never had before. The concert had two groups; The Moores School Chamber Singers conducted by Roger S. Keele, and Coro conducted by Joel F. Plaag.
The Moores School Chamber Singers were flawless. The men wore black and white tuxes and the women were dressed in all black. There were nine males and eight female singers. The accompanying chamber music was played by a small ensemble of nine players, each playing a different instrument. The two ...

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men in a beautiful combination. The music was soft and intimate then quickly getting louder and more powerful. “Gloria” was trying to make a point in a almost begging manner. My favorite was the Amen at the end, and how it was equally distributed between the female and male.
I also enjoyed Credo. It was sad and hurtful. The strings and oboe played at the time when the choir was singing soft and low which impacted the mood of the composition.
Coro was the second second group of performers in the concert. Ave Maris Stella, Magnificat, Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noel, Jauchzet dem Herrn, Poor Man Lazrus, Celtic Hymn, and If I Got my ticket, can I ride, were the spiritual pieces of Coro. I enjoyed these songs because although they were hard to understand it was easy to feel the mood they tried to reflect.
I particularly liked Poor Man Lazrus and If I got my ticket, can I ride. Poor Man Lazrus was upbeat asking for forgiveness. The line that caught my attention was, ...

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Added: 10/31/2004 07:59:43 PM
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