The Choral Arts of Chattanooga will have a concert on Sunday and will include a mini-exhibit of paintings by participants in Mia Bergeron's class in floral painting at Townsend Atelier that will be on display to enhance the choral presentation of Morten Lauridsen's Les Chanson des Roses, a set of five French poems by Rainer Maria Rilke. Roses Watson Taylor, a partner in 18 Atelier, attended the class and sings with Choral Arts.
They will premier a setting of Shakespeare's Sonnet 63 by Dr. Paul Leary of Duke University. The composer is a friend of Choral Arts' Artistic Director Keith Reas, who commissioned the piece for Choral Arts, and will be in attendance for the performance.
Brahms' Neue Liebesliederwalzer will be performed with four-hand piano accompaniment by David Friberg and Alan Nichols, and soloists Chery Brendel, soprano, Rosella Ewing, mezzo soprano, Justin Hipp, tenor, and Perry Ward, baritone.
Choral Arts will also be singing Five Hebrew Love Songs, composed by Eric Whitaker, who just won his second Grammy Award.
This is the final concert of the 2011-2012 season and Choral Arts will present a concert of love songs in four languages. Come Away, Love, will be presented Sunday at 4 p.m. The performance will be at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for students with ID; there is no charge for ages 12 and under.