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Master Chorale Sunday

There will be offerings for every taste at the SCPAC

Posted: May 30, 2008 6:08 p.m.
Updated: July 31, 2008 5:01 a.m.

This Sunday, June 1, the Santa Clarita Master Chorale will treat you to a program of blockbusters, opening with a classic that'll take you from zero to 70 in four beats of a timpani - Carl Orff's "O Fortuna"
from "Carmina Burana." We promise you goose bumps and butterflies right on through the London songs of "Sweeney Todd" and a finale that will take you "Over the Rainbow."

The Chorale will offer up Handel's "Sing Unto God" and "Hallelujah, Amen," and still another "Hallelujah" from Beethoven's Mount of Olives.

There will be a "Gloria" from Los Angeles composer Ariel Quintana, full of rhythms from his native Argentina, and the soul-filled "Totus Tuus" from the dramatic Polish composer, Henryk Gorecki. The "Broadway belles" of the Chorale will be front and center, presenting "Leading Ladies: Songs that Stopped the Show."

Arranger Ed Lojeski is on the program with The Beach Boys' "I Get Around" and "Good Vibrations."

A small ensemble from the Chorale will present two exquisite gems, the achingly beautiful "Crucifixus" and the exuberant "Ex Resurrexit" from Bach's beloved Mass in B Minor. "The Sanctus" from Maurice Durufle's Requiem is an enchanting midsummer dream, and accompanist Jan Sanborn will be offering a piano solo - surely as delightful as icy sherbet on a hot afternoon. Plus, the Chorale will travel down home with "Nelly Bly," a Stephen Foster tune.

The drama continues with American composer Z. Randall Stroope, with his soaring "Lamentations of Jeremiah," and the tenderest of love songs, "Amor di Mi Alma." The Chorale will also reprise a selection from its "Armed Man" performance in March.

The Chorale's performance home is the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons (COC), 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355. All COC performance times are 7 p.m.

For ticket information, visit, call (661) 254-8886 or e-mail


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