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.
Charles Villiers Stanford's Six Irish Folksongs, Opus 78
The Shedd Choral Society performs Charles Villiers Stanford's Six Irish Folksongs, Opus 78.
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) was an Irish composer, music teacher, and conductor. Among his students were rising composers whose fame went on to surpass his own, such as Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams. His music reflects the late 19th-century Romantic style, into which he introduced elements of Irish folk song, contributing to his enduring appeal.
1. “Oh! Breathe not his name”
2. “What the bee is to the flow'ret”
3. “At the mid hour of night”
4. “The Sword of Erin”
5. “It is not the tear”
6. “Oh the sight entrancing”