Published DatePLYMOUTH — The 46-voice Plymouth State University Chorale will present its annual spring concert with guest conductor Eric Christopher Perry at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Silver Center for the Arts.
The program will feature Adriano Banchieri's madrigal cycle, Il Festino nella sera del giovedí grasso avanti cena (Party music before dinner on the evening of Fat Thursday). Composed in 1608, this twenty-madrigal cycle was intended for entertainment on Italy's pre-Lenten feast day (similar to Mardi Gras here in the United States). The madrigals range from jovial to shatteringly beautiful, set to poetry about love and loss, animal sounds and of course, eating and drinking.
The program will also include 20th century choral and solo musical theatre selections, with a special commission from Chicago-based arranger Jayson Keeton. Musicals on the program include Brigadoon, Into the Woods, Carnival, and Songs for a New World.
Tickets for Una Festa Musical are $15-13 for adults, $13-11 for seniors and $11-9 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS or (800) 779-3869.