Friday, April 3, 2015

Masters in Springtime

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus will present a spring concert at 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 18, at the College Street Congregational Church, located at 265 College Street in Burlington.

“Masters in Springtime” will be conducted by José Daniel Flores- Caraballo, director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus, as his inaugural stand-alone concert.  Melissa Dickerson will accompany on piano.  Newly-appointed chorus director Flores-Caraballo comments, “The legacy of Maestro Robert De Cormier is alive, and it will be witnessed this night.”

The program features a selection of favorite master choruses of all time, including works by Bach, Handel, Brahms and Vaughan Williams.  Flores-Caraballo remarks, “The audience will enjoy a feast of the best of the best; favorite movements from all-time favorite masterworks.  It is like shopping on iTunes and making your own CD with the music you love!”

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus is a full chorus representing premier voices from around the state.  The Chorus performs a variety of literature both with the orchestra and with smaller instrumental complements.  “It has been a great pleasure working with these dedicated singers this season!” notes Flores-Caraballo.