Summer Term 2018
The Shedd Choral Society
Sundays, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sun, Jun 24 - Sun, Aug 26
Room 230 - The Shedd Institute
The Shedd Choral Society is a repertoire reading ensemble, focusing on great Western choral music in a traditional setting. Composers include Bach, Vivaldi, Brahms, Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Handel and others. Non-auditioned and open to adult choral musicians at any level, rehearsals focus on learning choral parts and conclude with an informal performance led by a guest conductor that is free and open to the public.
SUMMER, 2018
Felix Mendelssohn, Sechs Lieder (Six Songs) Op. 59
The Shedd Choral Society will perform Felix Mendelssohn’s “Sechs Lieder (Six Songs) Op. 59”
1 Im Grünen (“In The Countryside”)
2 Frühzeitiger Frühling (“Early Spring”)
3 Abschied vom Wald (“Farewell to the Forest”)
4 Die Nachtigall (“The Nightingale”)
5 Ruhetal (“Resting Valley”)
6 Jagdlied (“The Hunter”)
Felix Mendelssohn was born on February 3, 1809, in Hamburg, Germany. At age 9, he made his public debut in Berlin. In 1819, he joined the Singakademie music academy and began composing non-stop. At Singakademie, he also became a conductor, but continued to compose prolifically. Mendelssohn founded the Leipzig Conservatory of Music in 1843. He died on November 4, 1847, in Leipzig at the age of 38.
During Mendelssohn’s short lifetime he displayed an obvious affinity for nature and the great outdoors, and expressed it in romantic choral partsongs. As the 19th century was also the golden age of German poetry, the composer often used verses by some of the leading poets of his day including Heinrich Heine and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The songs are brief, yet within them Mendelssohn creates a small world of vivid images. As in Die Nachtigall (The Nightingale), Op.59, No.4, Mendelssohn frequently uses a canon or roundelay, moving the verse refrain around the chorus for an effect both lovely and fun.
Instructor(s)
Amy Adams, instructor
Tuition/Fees
Tuition $65/term
Age/Grades, Skill Level, Prerequisites
Age/Grade:adult
Skill Level:beginner, intermediate, advanced
Location
Room 230
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
868 High Street
Eugene, OR
541-687-6526
Music School Registrar
541.434.7015
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