The next Kapiti Chorale concert showcases
French composer Charles Gounod (1818-1893). In addition to the renowned St
Cecilia Mass, the work that launched Gounod's ample and varied composing
career, a further ten pieces will be presented. These include the perky Funeral
March of a Marionette, the rousing National Hymn of the Vatican, and
the universally much-beloved Ave Maria, and range from sacred to opera.
This unique exploration of music by Gounod
will be performed by the Kapiti Chorale and a lineup of accomplished soloists:
Janey MacKenzie (soprano); Ellen Barrett (contralto); John Beaglehole (tenor); Derek Miller (bass); with Elizabeth Salmon on organ.
Under the direction of Music Director Eric
Sidoti, this variety show is sure to delight our audience.