Western Reserve Chorale presents 'Night and Day' on Sunday, June 1

The Western Reserve Chorale will present "Night and Day: Reflections on the Spirits of Darkness and Light," exploring this theme in sacred and secular music across centuries and genres, in five languages. The concert, under the direction of David Gilson, takes place Sunday, June 1, at 3:30 p.m., at Cedar Hill Baptist Church (12601 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights).

Sponsored in part by a grant from the Maison Française de Cleveland, the concert’s selections include Camille Saint Saëns’ Deux Choeurs, selections from Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, Robert Applebaum’s arrangement of the traditional Hebrew folk song “Ani ma’amin,” “Choose Something Like a Star” from Randall Thompson’s Frostiana, “Sure on this Shining Night” from Samuel Barber’s Four Songs, and Johannes Brahms’ rarely performed lament “Nänie.” The concert will also feature well-known favorites by Cole Porter and the King’s Singers.  

In its 22nd season, Western Reserve Chorale is a nonprofit group of amateur and professional singers, many of whom are Heights residents, dedicated to bringing high-quality performances of choral music to Greater Cleveland. A freewill offering will be accepted and a reception will follow the concert. For more information, visit www.westernreservechorale.org

Gina Ventre

University Heights resident Gina Ventre is a member of Western Reserve Chorale.

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