Enjoy ‘Soaring Sounds’ free choral concerts this weekend

Posted on October 11, 2019

Dr. Coelle conducts chorale ensemble in First Presbyterian Church
Dr. Carole Ott Coelho conducts in the Gothic Revival First Presbyterian Church

UNCG’s University Chorale, in collaboration with the Lorena Guillén Tango Ensemble, will highlight Argentine tango and its crossed-path with Jewish culture, partly through compositions of the first generation of Argentine-Jewish composers.

This collaboration is the culmination of a project initiated by Dr. Lorena Guillén, Dr. Carole Ott Coelho notes. The Associate Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor, she directs the University Chorale. It has been immersed in these pieces throughout the rehearsal process, which included lessons in tango dancing and singing in yiddish. The compositions have been arranged for choir by Dr. Alejandro Rutty.

The concert will also feature UNCG Chamber Singers, directed by Dr. Welborn Young, who is director of Choral Activities and Professor. The Chamber Singers will perform Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Unicorn, The Gorgon, and The Manticore: a Madrigal Ballad.

UNC Greensboro’s choral program will fill Greensboro’s First Presbyterian Church – a space ideal for choral acoustics – Sunday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m. It is free-admission.

An additional, seasonal-themed UNCG choral concert will be Sunday, Nov. 24, 5 to 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian.

Homecoming weekend holds an extra treat: The UNCG Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs will hold their concert Saturday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m. in Grace United Methodist Church, 438 W Friendly Ave, Greensboro. That is also free-admission.

See the UNCG Magazine article, “Soaring Sounds.”

By Mike Harris.
Photograph by Martin W. Kane



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