Evansville Philharmonic Chorus Conductor Andrea Drury will conduct the Evansville Philharmonic Fall Choral Concert at Methodist Temple UMC, located at 2109 Lincoln Avenue, on Saturday, October 26 at 7:00 PM.
The varied program of choral repertoire includes the opening selection, Randall Thompson's “The Last Words of David,” highlighting the entire chorus and the newly appointed chorus accompanist, Tom Drury. Other works performed are “Va Pensiero” from Nabucco and “Ballade to the Moon” from The Nocturnes. The chorus ends the first half with a preview of Puccini’s Turandot’s Act III Finale to be performed in the spring by the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra as Alfred Savia’s Farewell concert.
In the second half of the program several chorus members are featured as soloists during “Old Time Religion” and “He's Got the Whole World in His Hands.” Other works which complete the concert are “Ching-A-Ring Chaw” arranged by Irving Fine, “Away From the Roll of the Sea” by Allister MacGillivray, and “Homeland” arranged by Z. Randall Stroope.
Native Texan, Andrea Drury is thrilled to be returning to the Philharmonic Chorus as their director. She previously conducted the group from 2012-2017. She is currently the Fine Arts Specialist for choral and general music and theatre for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. She taught applied voice at the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana for two years prior. Andrea Drury states, “This is a time for me to get to know the chorus again and as always, I love to run the gamut of styles and genres of choral music.”
The Evansville Philharmonic Chorus is a volunteer chorus of approximately 100 members who perform major choral repertoire with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.
Audience members are invited to a cookie reception immediately following the concert in the church reception hall.
General admission is $15.00 and tickets may be purchased by calling the Philharmonic Box Office at (812) 425-5050 or by ordering online at www.evansvillephilharmonic.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door beginning one hour prior to the performance. This concert is sponsored by Friends of the Chorus.