We will have two specially-dedicated weekly rehearsals for this piece only on Tuesday, April 3rd and again the following Tuesday, April 10th at our usual time and venue! Dress Rehearsal with orchestra will be Wednesday, April 18th at Elley-Long from 7-10:00 p.m.
We have the distinct honor of joining both the Burlington Civic Symphony and the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra in performing Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 -often called the Resurrection Symphony. Led by Daniel Bruce, conductor, and Matthew LaRocca, chorus master, 7 PM Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Elley-Long and again at 3 PM Sunday April 22, 2018 at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.
This symphony was composed by the German in 1888-1894 and the hour-and-a-half masterpiece is performed in five movements. Our chorus will join for the finale. That Fifth Movement or “Im Tempo des Scherzo. Wild herausfahrend” (In the tempo of the scherzo. In a wild outburst or wildly driving forth), is in German and only about 17 minutes in duration. It is further broken down into four parts, with chorus primarily in the final two of those four. We will be performing it in German, as it was written.
In these YouTube videos, Leonard Bernstein directs the London Symphony Orchestra with the Edinburgh Festival Chorus.
Mahler Symphony printed music guide (YouTube glide through printed music)
Handy German Pronunciation Sheet (Printable PDF)
Mahler Symphony No. 2 Chorus (Printable PDF)