Arion Maennerchor and the Hermann Sons Mixed Choir, under the direction of Mark Hierholzer, will perform selections from the traditional German repertoire.
The Fredericksburg Community Orchestra, under the direction of Theresa Britt, will play:
Lullaby, by William Hofeld
Gopak, by Mousorgsky
Slava, by Rimsky-Korsakoff
March, by Handel
Second Movement from Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto
Carol Wills, Mezzo Soprano, will sing “Via de la Rosa” by Billy Sprague and Niles Borop, accompanied by Mark Hierholzer.
Baritone Larry Wolz, professor of voice and music history at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, will present a piece composed by van der Stucken.
Dr. Wolz is an authority on the German composer’s life, and will be available to answer questions during the reception following the program.
Van der Stucken, who was born in Fredericksburg in 1858, led the “Sangerbund” movement, training singers in the tradition of German male choruses. He also was a champion of contemporary American composers, conducting the first concert devoted exclusively to them.
For information, call (806) 549-2483.