Last weekend offered two examples of the varied entertainment now a routine part of our lives. Friday found the Williamsburg Women’s Chorus at Walnut Hills Baptist Church and also the Aura Curiatlas Physical Theater on Saturday in the Kimball Theater. The Women’s Chorus, currently under the direction of Rob Keene, used a carefully sung program, Nocturnes and Lullabies that supplied songs ranging from preferred, choral, and also classical, to important. Opening and closing with two choices from Bernstein’s West Side Story, Something’s Coming and Tonight, the price included such diverse jobs as Barber’s beautiful Sure on this Beaming Evening, Kodaly’s ethereal Hill Nights, Schumann’s lyrical Madchenlieder, and a number of lullabies, one of the most cohesively as well as sensitively performed of which was Billy Joel’s Lullabye. Virginia Harmony flutist Rachel Ordaz supplied a moving analysis of Kennan’s lyrical Evening Soliloquy, as did violist Matthew Umlauf an introspective making of Tchaikovsky’s bitter-sweet Nocturne, both of which offered enhanced paying attention appeal.
Included was William Averitt’s From Dreams, a work based on three poems by James Joyce. Set for tiny choir, groove and also viola, its modern noises were attractive and also developed a haunting, ethereal-like mood. The Choraliers and Ordaz and also Umlauf supplied it with treatment and also level of sensitivity, making this a remarkable east coast best. While more confidence in delivery and sectional balance of the kind heard in the Billy Joel would certainly have boosted the overall initiative, this Nocturnes and Lullabies program was nicely done. With exceptional support provided by pianist Christine Niehaus, this debut efficiency by Keene suggested a keen connection planned. Aura Curiatlas, started by Joan Gavaler, teacher of dancing at the University of William as well as Mary, and Dan Plehal, previous W&M alum, is a fairly new procedure that mixes aspects of dance, theatre, balancing, comedian, hip jump and improvisation right into engaging movement.
In line with its objective to inform non-verbal stories via physical motion, Dream Logic offered 10 stories collaboratively crafted and largely carried out by Gavaler, Plehal, partner Mickey Lonsdale as well as four guest artists. While there is a story to each job, Aura believes the best interpretation of each is specific, the standard objective being pleasure and also making individual links with what’s being seen. Based upon target market reaction, Aura accomplished its goal. Of the great deal, one of the most crafted concepts was the closing Krayola, where three pastels competed for choice from an open box and, when the box was shut, carried on in gleeful communication. It genuinely was clever and also fairly creative. The event opened up on a light note with Special Delivery in which people contested a bundle that turned out to be provided to the incorrect address. Ridiculous yes, yet enjoyable as was Seats in which 4 musicians came to be a bus, seats on a bus and also guests connecting in frequently irritating manner.
The Autumn Choral Show was an amazing efficiency put on by a collection of choirs below at Rollins University. The concert showcased Rollins Choir, Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Singing Jazz, and also Rollins Singers. As a result of the range of choirs performing, there were different sorts of tracks performed, consisting of scripture items, people tracks, as well as widely known Billy Joel tunes. Several of the items were accompanied by numerous talented pianists, while others were performed acapella, including an extra measurement of admiration to the power behind the voices in our choirs. The efficiency happened in the John M. Tiedtke Concert Hall. The dimmed target market lights, contrasting yellow stage illumination, and the specific trapezoidal framework of the area made for music performances, all signed up with pressures to create the charming and classic intrigue of a live musical performance. In addition, with the structure of the room, the voices of the choir were forecasted right into the target market to provide the loudest as well as most resonating notes possible.