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Amelia Islander

Island Chamber Singers Spring Concert

Mar 13, 2015 09:32AM
Life’s drama and mystery will unfold as the Island Chamber Singers perform the highly rhythmic cantata Carmina Burana at their Spring Concert, “Fate and Fortune,” on April 17 and 19.

Accompanied by two pianists and five percussionists (using cymbals, triangles, tambourines, xylophones, glockenspiels and bells) and led by director Jane Lindberg, the singers will perform the famous piece by Carl Orff, a 20th century German composer and conductor. Orff used texts from medieval poetry that were originally performed by troubadours as they traveled around the villages in Europe.

The forty-member Island Chamber Singers, established in 2004, have a varied repertoire, including Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Fantasia in C Minor, Brahms’ How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place, Brubeck’s To Hope! A Celebration, Handel’s Coronation Anthems, Rutter’s Magnificat, and selections from Aaron Copland and Gilbert and Sullivan.

The concerts will take place at Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road, Amelia Island, on Friday, April 17, at 7 pm and Sunday, April 19, at 3 pm. An opening night reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately following Friday evening's performance.

Tickets are $15 for adults when purchased in advance of concert day. They can be purchased online; from a member of Island Chamber Singers; at the Amelia Island Welcome Center, 102 Centre Street, (800) 226-3542; at the AIFBY Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101G (at A1A and Amelia Island Parkway), (904) 261-3248; and at Harrison’s Mercantile at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Spa and Shops, (904) 432-2218. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $20. Tickets are always FREE for all students. For further information or to audition to sing with the group, please call (904) 225-0575 on weekdays.