Music on the Hill celebrates Scandinavia

Music on the Hill presents Music of Scandinavia on Friday, April 27, at 8 p.m. at the Wilton Presbyterian Church, 48 New Canaan Road.

The Festival Chorus combines with the professional Chamber Chorus to perform music spanning a range of time and styles, from Grieg and Sibelius to timeless folk melodies and a choral Sakkijarven Polkka. The program includes new works by Norway's Kim André Arnesen and Sweden's Mårten Jansson.

"Choral music has a particular place in these countries," says David H. Connell, Music on the Hill artistic director and this concert's conductor. With deeply historic roots — in cathedral choirs and the choral societies of ancient universities — choral music "helps to weave the social fabric." Native composers place a high value on writing music to be sung.

Music of Scandinavia is presented free with sponsorship from the Danish American Club of Greenwich.

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