Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Few More Reasons to See Chora Nova Tonight

We had a great dress rehearsal Friday night; our soloists absolutely floored me. Beautiful voices, great singing: Jennifer Paulino and Michele Byrd, sopranos; Paul Flight, countertenor; Brian Thorsett, tenor.

Also, if you come to this concert, maybe you can tell me what a Handelian rage aria is doing in the middle of Galuppi's Nisi Dominus. I nearly fell off my chair when I heard it.

Once more with feeling:

8 p.m.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
Corner of Dana & Durant (it's the brick building at that ocrner. Diagonally across the street is First Presbyterian, where we also sing sometimes. Don't go there. :)


David Bratman said...

You didn't exaggerate. Byrd was magnificent; Paulino even more so.

Maybe somebody can tell me how anybody ever thought the "Dixit Dominus" wasn't by Vivaldi. It sounds exactly like him.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Glad you enjoyed!!

Ha, re the Vivaldi ID.