Fulkerson Recital Hall
$10 General, $5 Child, FREE for HSU students with ID
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM on Sun, 5 Dec 2021
The Humboldt State University School of Dance, Music, and Theatre presents the Madrigal Singers and Mad River Transit Singers performing "Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly," an eclectic program of choral music for treble voices ranging from the Renaissance through contemporary jazz, on Sunday afternoon, December 5th at 2:00 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus. "We are particularly excited to show the range of possibilities of music with treble voices. There is such a wealth of repertoire available for treble voices, and including music that spans several centuries and eclectic musical styles," says HSU’s choral director, Rachel Samet.
The first half of the program features HSU's Madrigal Singers, which will perform music spanning several centuries, including Thomas Morley’s Renaissance madrigal Fire, Fire and Stephen Sondheim’s moving No One is Alone from the musical Into the Woods. Two contrasting pieces about love will be performed: Sie liebten sich beide by the renowned nineteenth century pianist and composer Clara Schumann, and Kala, Kalla from Eric Whitacre’s beloved Five Hebrew Love Songs, which will feature faculty violinist Cindy Moyer. Madrigal Singers and Mad River Transit Singers will join together for a rousing rendition of the Appalachian tune Will the Circle be Unbroken. In the second half of the program, HSU's jazz choir Mad River Transit Singers will perform Burton Lane’s standard Old Devil Moon; Rosana Eckert’s "spacey samba" version of Chick Corea’s Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly; influential jazz pianist and composer Horace Silver’s Peace arranged poignantly by Michele Weir; and the song that catapulted Ella Fitzgerald to fame, a swinging rendition of the nursery rhyme A-Tisket, A-Tasket.