LancasterChorale April 29-30 Concerts Express ‘The Heart’s Passion’

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LancasterChorale, Central Ohio’s premier professional chamber choir, will bring its 2016-17 season to a close with performances of “The Heart’s Passion: Songs of Longing, Love, and Loss” on Saturday, April 29 in Worthington and Sunday, April 30 in Lancaster.

The concerts will feature Brahms’ fiery and lyric Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs), and Edward Elgar’s charming remembrance of mountain travel, From the Bavarian Highlands.
Reflecting a favorite of LancasterChorale audiences, a cappella folksongs and partsongs on the themes of nature, love, and passion, including The Coolin by Samuel Barber, Flower of Beauty by John Clements, and Loch Lomond by Ralph Vaughan Williams, will round out the program.

Pianist Deborah Fox, a regular collaborator with LancasterChorale, will join the ensemble for the Brahms and the Elgar portions of the program.

Dr. Stephen Caracciolo, Artistic Director notes, “LancasterChorale is so very proud to be bringing this amazing music to Central Ohio. Brahms’ Zigeunerlieder Opus 103, though famous the world over for their power of expression and lyric beauty, are rarely performed in Central Ohio in their entirety as a set of short choral songs. We are delighted to announce that Jennifer Hambrick, Midday Host with WOSU Public Media’s Classical 101, will be on hand to artfully present English translations of the German and French poetry in order that our public may even more appreciate the musical genius of Brahms and Ravel.”

LancasterChorale will perform “The Heart’s Passion” on Saturday, April 29 at 8 p.m. in the Columbus area at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High Street, Worthington. On Sunday, April 30, the performance will begin at 4 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 105 East Mulberry Street, in Lancaster.

Tickets for these April performances ($25, or $20 for senior citizens and free for students and active-duty military personnel in uniform) are available at, or by calling 740-687-5855.