Autumn concert with the College Choir and guests

Text: Tor Mikalsen

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Sunday 10 November there will be dramatic and exuberant music to hear at Volda church. Then the choir at Volda University College will gather for a concert with choir and instrumental ensemble, in collaboration with Volda Hornmusikk.

Musicians from the Symphony Orchestra at Volda University College will open the concert with the mighty Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland, followed by Sonata pian 'e forte by Giovanni Gabrieli. Gabrieli composed this work in 1597 especially for brass instruments and the airy architecture of St. Mark's Church in Venice. The instruments are divided into two 'choirs' that play antiphonically from each side of the church room. The trumpeter Tom Gontier from Ålesund is in the brass ensemble this evening.

Volda Hornmusikk, with conductor Arne Alexander Laberg, will have a separate section in the concert and will also play the arrangement of Shostakovich's Waltz No. 2, Beethoven's Adagio cantabile from Sonata No. 8 Op. 13 'Pathétique', and the mighty piece of Oregon by Jacob de Haan.

The main piece at this concert is Gloria by John Rutter, a vital and rhythmic work in three groups for choir, brass, percussion and organ. The college choir and the instrumental ensemble have here with Terje Tjervåg on organ, and the conductor is Elizabeth Oltedal. Well met for an exciting and sonic concert!

Sunday, November 10 at Volda Church, 7:30 p.m.

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