Concert celebrates fall season
Music on the Hall presents a concert tuned to the changing seasons Friday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m., Wilton Presbyterian Church, 48 New Canaan Road. It will feature 12 professional singers with conductor Ellen Dickinson, David H. Connell at the piano, and cellist Carolyn Engle.
The program features a new work by Canadian composer Sarah Quartel, A Winter Day, in five movements for chorus, piano and solo cello. Each movement depicts a distinct time of day, differentiated through varied textures of vocal and instrumental sound, highlighted in this performance by the church’s acoustics.
Other selections by contemporary composers include The Road Home by Stephen Paulus and the e.e. cummings poem i thank You God for most this amazing day, set to music by Elliot Z. Levine.
The singers are members of the Music on the Hill Chamber Chorus, known for its a cappella performance. The group performs a spring and fall concert each year and in combination with the larger Music on the Hill Festival Chorus.
Concert tickets are $25 at the door, $20 in advance; students are admitted free. Order online at musiconthehillCT.org or by phone at 203-529-3133.