The Litchfield County Choral Union will present Felix Mendelssohn’s cantata “Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise)” Saturday, August 19, at 4:00 p.m. in the Concert Shed on the Stoeckle Estate. There will be a full orchestra.
The LCCU invites all former members and any interested new singers to join in performing this magnificent work.
The “Hymn of Praise” was the first work sung by the Choral Union at the venerable Music Shed in 1906.
The concert will be conducted by Jeffrey Douma, director of Yale Glee Club. Rehearsals, under the direction of Associate Conductor Matthew Cramer, will be held every Monday evening starting June 5 from 7:30 to 10:00 PM in the Battell House at the Yale Summer Music School in Norfolk.
The LCCU will be joined by additional choral groups and conducted by Maestro Douma during the final week of rehearsal with the Thursday and Friday rehearsals at Yale. Transportation will be provided to the Yale rehearsals at no charge.
Musical scores will be provided free of charge and will be available at the first rehearsal in Norfolk.
There will be a $50 registration fee, $45 for families with more than one member and $20 for students. This will help us cover the cost of the rehearsal accompanist.
The LCCU would like to create a roster prior to the first rehearsal. Email Pat Niver at firstname.lastname@example.org. A registration form is attached that can be filled out and brought to the first rehearsal.