Online Video Premiere

Friday, October 30, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
Choral Arts Society YouTube Channel

Join us for a special online event. Music from past CAS concerts and reflections by CAS members and friends will be woven together for a unique presentation. We will premiere this creative video on the CAS YouTube channel on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 7 PM. We will meet afterwards for a video-conference “afterglow.” The presentation will be offered free of charge, but we would greatly appreciate your donations.

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Drawing by
Al Hartog

RETRO will feature works by local composers Antonio Rodrigues-Pavao and Karel Suchy. CAS has worked closely with these composers, and premiered some of their compositions. The community will be able to enjoy their music again online. Pavao’s “sam was a man” enhances the text’s poignancy and humor. Suchy’s “Sound Poem Inspired by Nosferatu” will set the mood for Halloween weekend.

People close to CAS, including current and past board presidents, will share their thoughts on the chorus and on their personal involvement. Artistic Director James Schatzman will include his remarks, and will be available for conversation during the video chat.

Despite the pandemic, CAS is committed to furthering our mission to present works by living composers and choral masterworks. In 2020-2021 CAS will create opportunities to connect with our audience and bring the beauty of the arts to your home.

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. Funding for this season has been allocated from the Friends of Seniors Fund, the Vonnie and Maglona Jones Fund, and the Unrestricted Fund within the Racine Community Foundation.

Featured photo by Scott Olsen of My Eyes Photography

Remarks from Heather Shaffer, CAS President

James Schatzman, Artistic Director, will offer a few remarks in a brief YouTube video premiering Saturday, October, 24, 2020, at 10:15 a.m. Join us here: https://youtu.be/hyfgxXTUhtE