Southern Oregon Repertory Singers
On behalf of the Board of Directors and singers, I want to express our gratitude to our patrons and friends for their support of Repertory Singers this past season. Thanks to your generosity, we continue to blossom artistically and grow as an organization. For 29 years the Southern Oregon Repertory Singers have brought audiences to their feet, and this year will be no exception.
With that in mind, I am proud to announce our 2014-15 concert season, a season that reflects our strong commitment to excellence and to providing our community with truly unique artistic experiences. Please pay special attention to the new reserved seating and ticket purchase options.
A highlight this year will be our spring performance of the "Requiem" by Gabriel Fauré. Fauré's music has been described as linking the end of Romanticism with the modernism of the second quarter of the 20th century. When he was born, Chopin was still composing, and by the time of Fauré's death, jazz and the atonal music of the Second Viennese School were being heard. The Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, which describes him as the most advanced composer of his generation in France, notes that his harmonic and melodic innovations influenced the teaching of harmony for later generations. During the last twenty years of his life, he suffered from increasing deafness. In contrast with the charm of his earlier music, his works from this period are sometimes elusive and withdrawn in character, and at other times turbulent and impassioned.
Experience Repertory Singers' choral beauty by attending the other three concerts on our season schedule; all four will bring to life music we have longed to perform for you. Become a season ticket holder and join us as together we come alive and experience the beauty that is Southern Oregon Repertory Singers.
Dr. Paul French - Music Director