FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2017
RÉSONANCE PRESENTS BRITANNIA!
Résonance Pays Homage to British Choral and Organ Music
Hoist the Union Jack and sail across the pond – musically, that is.
Résonance, Omaha’s premier vocal ensemble, closes out its highly successful 2016/17 season with Britannia! A Celebration with Organ and Song.
Résonance will be joined by associate director and organist Mark Kurtz on two consecutive evenings in two different venues in Omaha:
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 7:30 pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 113 N. 18th St.
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 4:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass St.
The ambitious program of choral and organ works by some of Britain’s foremost composers – Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst and others – was chosen for a reason.
“Mark Kurtz is an award-winning organist, so we decided to pick repertoire that would show off both his skills on the organ and the skills of the choir,” says Dr. A. Barron Breland, Résonance music director and conductor, pointing out that each magnificent pipe organ has its own stops, creating a distinctive sound and “color.”
“Mark does have a solo piece that’s going to knock your socks off!” says Breland, who also promises a surprise at the end of the concert.
Résonance takes pride in furthering the choral education of four local high school students. Made possible through support from the Nebraska Arts Council, these members of the Young Artist Program auditioned and won the opportunity to perform on stage, and will join the ranks of their professional colleagues for Britannia! The four young singers also joined the ensemble in March for the sold-out Irish Cabaret.
Join Résonance for a rousing evening of the unmatched tradition of British choral and organ music. Mix and mingle with Breland and singers on the day of the concert at the VIP experience for only $24. Tickets start at $12 and are available at resonancevoices.org.