Central City Chorus.

Central City Chorus.

The Central City Chorus and Music Director Phillip Cheah proudly present Now is the Month of Maying, an evening of madrigals and part-songs to celebrate spring, on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 8 pm, at the Church of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, West 87th Street between Broadway and West End Avenue. From the 13th century English rota Sumer is icumen in to the contemporary Four Curmudgeonly Canons of P.D.Q. Bach (the nefarious brainchild of musical satirist Peter Schickele), the pieces in this concert explore the themes of nature and the vernal season through the centuries. Other highlights include:

  • The blue bird by Charles Villiers Stanford
  • Irish Tune from County Derry by Percy Grainger (a tune made famous in the classic ballad Danny Boy)
  • Calme des nuits by Camille Saint-Saëns, and
  • madrigals by Morley, Byrd, Wilbye, Le Jeune, and Banchieri.

Tickets at the door are $25 ($20 for students/seniors). Tickets in advance are $20, available online. For more information, please visit CentralCity.org, email the Chorus at CentralCityChorus@gmail.com, or call 212-330-7293.

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