Regrettably, the 2019-20 season has ended prematurely. Due to COVID-19, we have had to cancel our May 16-17 concert, “Alexander’s Feast.” We hope to perform that concert in May of 2021.
If you already have tickets for “Alexander’s Feast,” we can provide you with three options:
Option 1. Donate all or part of the value of the ticket(s) to Repertory Singers and receive a donation letter you can use for tax purposes.
Option 2. Get a gift certificate for the cost of your ticket(s) that you can apply towards next season’s performance(s).
Option 3. Receive a refund.
Cancelling the concert is a blow to our nonprofit’s revenue and your donation will help sustain Repertory Singers through these challenging times. Thank you for considering this option.
Please contact our wonderful Box Office Manager (and magnificent flutist), Sherril Wood, to let her know which option you’d like to exercise. You can call her at 541-552-0900 or write firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019-20 Season Overview by Music Director, Dr. Paul French
Our opening concert, “She Walks in Beauty,” sets the tone for a season of great beauty. Beauty is at the very core of each concert; beauty that refreshes, delights, and inspires. At a time when the world can be harsh and confusing, our music offers heart and hope.
This season’s repertoire explores the beautiful in many of its infinite expressions, from the passionate perfection of the Spanish Renaissance to the finest in contemporary art music.
Two of the concert sets include orchestra: English composer Joby Talbot’s, “A Sheen of Dew on Flowers,” and G.F. Handel’s, “Alexander’s Feast.” Talbot’s “A Sheen of Dew” was premiered in London this past spring, making our James M. Collier New Works Festival performance in March, 2020 one of the very first performances in the world. Kelley O’Connor, who sang the premiere in London, will be the mezzo soprano soloist.
Our orchestra for “Alexander’s Feast” will be a period orchestra drawn from baroque specialists from across the country. The libretto is based on Dryden’s famous poem in praise of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music, and Handel’s music is absolutely delightful.
The sixty-five voice Rep Singers choir is dedicated to bringing professional-level choral music to the Rogue Valley. Taken as a whole, the season offers a tremendous variety that is sure to please, and always with an eye to beauty and music’s power to delight and inspire.