Baylor University’s Chamber Singers will present a concert called “Amore: Sacro e Profano” (“Love: Sacred and Profane”) on Friday, October 26, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the McLean Foyer of Meditation at Armstrong Browning Library. This twenty-two-voice mixed choir is conducted by Brian A. Schmidt, Associate Professor of Choral Music. The assistant conductor is Parker Bowen, and the accompanist is Jillian Gardner.
Opening the concert will be Willan Healey’s “Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One” and then two pieces by the Chamber Singers’ late founder, Robert H. Young: “For Thy Sweet Love” and “Thou Lovely and Beloved.”
Also to be heard are three excerpts from Claudio Monteverdi’s Sestina, Lagrime d’amante al sepolcro dell’amata (“Tears of a lover at the tomb of the beloved”).
Two works by Johann Sebastian Bach will be sung: “Ich lasse dich night” and the Benjamin Kornelis arrangement of the “Lament” (Praeludium 22) from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I.
The Chamber Singers will also perform “Ove’e lass’, il bel viso” from Morten Lauridsen’s Six “Fire Songs” on Italian Renaissance Poems and two excerpts from the Birthday Madrigals of John Rutter.
The program will close with “God Be in My Head” by Alexander L’Estrange.
This concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.