2006-03-09 / News

Island chorus donates music CDs to library

The Jamestown Community Chorus exists to promote and provide an outlet for choral singing in the Jamestown community. As a part of this commitment, during the past nine years, the chorus has donated almost 60 compact discs to the Jamestown library.

Some of these included such composers as Mendelssohn, Bach, Brahms, Haydn, Palestrina, Randall Thompson, and Gilbert and Sullivan. Last year, the library donation included selections by the Anonymous 4, the King Singers, Voices 1900/2000, the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, the Vienna Boys' Choir, and the Word of Mouth Chorus.

This year Musical Director B. J. Whitehouse has selected "A Portrait" by Chanticleer, which is a full-time classical vocal ensemble, "De Profundis" by Arvo Part, "Olde English Madrigals," the "John Rutter Collection" by the Cambridge Singers, and "Choral Works" by Gerald Finzi, as the chorus' annual donation to the library.

The Jamestown Community Chorus spring concert, "Love and Spirit," on May 6-7, will feature madrigals and works by Gerald Finzi, John Rutter, Jean Berger, Johannes Brahms, and Thomas Morley.

The chorus encourages other groups and individuals to add to the library collection of choral music.

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