Musical favorites with special meaning

Saturday, March 19, 2022, 7:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
716 College Ave., Racine, WI 53403

It’s CAS’s 35th anniversary! Help us celebrate with this retrospective of the most popular and beloved works we have performed through the years. This sampling is sure to have pieces you will love because it is so diverse. You will enjoy music from the 18th century (Mozart) through 21st century (Suchy), sacred, secular, classical, popular, and the Great American Songbook. Come and join us for many of our beloved works and yours.

Fiery and dramatic pieces like “Dies Irae” from Mozart’s Requiem and “O Fortuna” from Orff’s Carmina Burana will be balanced by peaceful and ethereal selections such as “How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place” from Brahms’s Requiem, “The Lord is My Shepherd” from John Rutter’s Requiem and “Great Trees” by contemporary composer Malcolm Dalglish with poetry by Wendell Berry. Composer-in-residence Karel Suchy’s “Alleluia for Love,” based on the Songs of Solomon from the Bible, contributes a little spicy romance. Classic songs like, “What a Wonderful World,” “Over the Rainbow,” and “Say It with Music” add sentimental and nostalgic elements.

Program Notes

CAS’s Greatest HIts Lineup

  • Dies Irae – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Psalm 23 – John Rutter
  • Salmo 150 – Ernani Aguiar
  • O Fortuna – Carmina Burana – Carl Orff
  • How Lovely Is – Johannes Brahms
  • Gate, Gate – Brian Tate
  • Great Trees – Malcolm Dalglish
  • What a Wonderful World – Weiss/Thiele (arr. Brymer)
  • Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen (arr. Emerson)
  • The Glory of the Father – Egil Hovland
  • The Last Words of David – Randall Thompson
  • Simple Gifts – Aaron Copeland
  • Alleluia for Love – Karel Suchy
  • Over the Rainbow – Harlan /Hayes
  • Say it With Music – I. Berlin / N. Layden
  • A Red, Red Rose – James Mulholland

Funding for this season has been allocated from the Vonnie and Maglona Jones Fund and the Unrestricted Fund within the Racine Community Foundation. This season was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.