Review Of A Concert Of Sacred Music From The Moores Opera



A Concert of Sacred Music was a new experience for me. I went into
Moores Opera House not expecting to enjoy the concert, but as I walked out
I was a bit amazed at the performance. I had an appreciation for the music
and the performers that I have never had before. The concert had two
groups; The Moores School Chamber Singers conducted by Roger S. Keele, and
Coro conducted by Joel F. Plaag.
The Moores School Chamber Singers were flawless. The men wore
black and white tuxes and the women were dressed in all black. There were
nine males and eight female singers. The accompanying chamber music was
played by a small ensemble of nine players, each playing a different
instrument. The two ...

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men in a beautiful combination.
The music was soft and intimate then quickly getting louder and more
powerful. “Gloria” was trying to make a point in a almost begging manner.
My favorite was the Amen at the end, and how it was equally distributed
between the female and male.
I also enjoyed Credo. It was sad and hurtful. The strings and
oboe played at the time when the choir was singing soft and low which
impacted the mood of the composition.
Coro was the second second group of performers in the concert. Ave
Maris Stella, Magnificat, Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noel, Jauchzet dem
Herrn, Poor Man Lazrus, Celtic Hymn, and If I Got my ticket, can I ride,
were the spiritual pieces of Coro. I enjoyed these songs because although
they were hard to understand it was easy to feel the mood they tried to
reflect.
I particularly liked Poor Man Lazrus and If I got my ticket, can I
ride. Poor Man Lazrus was upbeat asking for forgiveness. The line that
caught my attention was, “Dip ...

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