Folksongs, Carols, & Lullabies
Sunday, 4:00 p.m.
November 19, 2017
St. Mark's School
Putnam Family Arts Center
25 Marlboro Road
A Celebration of Love
Gustav Holst (1874-1934): Six Choral Folksongs
Cecilia McDowall (b. 1951): A Fancy of Folksongs
Conrad Susa (1935-2013): Carols and Lullabies
Charming melodies, witty poetry, humorous or poignant story-lines make folksongs and lullabies everlasting gems.
Gustav Holst’s Six Choral Folksongs presents a wide range of character and emotion — from hauntingly poignant (“I Love My Love”) to robust ("Swansea Town").
Contemporary British composer Cecilia McDowall introduces listeners to love and courtship, flavored with both swagger and lyricism. Arranged for chorus and harp accompaniment, A Fancy of Folksongs invites us to joyfully celebrate youthful love.
Christmas carols, with their singable, memorable melodies and narrative texts, are much like folksongs. American composer Conrad Susa’s Carols and Lullabies is a collection of Spanish, Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Catalonian carols, all popular in the American Southwest. His delicate scoring of the accompaniment calls for harp, guitar, and marimba, to create a magical texture over which the carol melodies sparkle and dance.
Parking and Directions
On-site and off-site parking are both available. Free shuttle bus service directly to the Arts Center entrance from the off-site parking at the Woodward School, 28 Cordaville Road, Southborough, will run from 2:15 to 4:30 pm on concert day, November 19. After the concert, the shuttle bus will run from 5:30 until 6:45 pm to the off-site parking.
Click "More options" in the following maps for directions.
Directions to St. Mark's Putnam Family Arts Center, Southborough
Directions to Off-site Parking at the Woodward School, 28 Cordaville Road, Southborough
Advance Ticket Discount
For a period prior to the concert day, ticket purchasers were able to save $5.00 on each ticket by using the Chorale's online order form, by mailing in a ticket request, or by visiting Brown Paper Tickets (modest service fee charged) for their purchase.
Concert tickets may be purchased at the door (based on seat availability).