FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FREE MUSIC SERIES CONTINUES AT TAFT
Jazz Quintet and Classical Choral performances on tap
The Music for a While performance series continues at Watertown’s Taft School at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4 with jazz quintet Five Play. The performance takes place in Walker Hall, 50 DeForest Street, Watertown; it is free and open to the public.
Five Play is the sister group of the world-renowned DIVA Jazz Orchestra. The quintet is comprised of the large ensemble's rhythm section and two of its foremost soloists. Five Play is rooted in the jazz tradition and is fueled and inspired by the members' collective, creative vision to swing through the 21st Century. The quintet's repertoire is comprised of innovative arrangements of classic and contemporary standards, as well as original music composed and arranged by band members. The group's library was conceived to highlight the distinctive styles of each individual and to create a unique, fresh, exciting and powerful ensemble sound. They have performed at many of the most prestigious venues in the United States, including Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center.
The series continues at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 6 with a classical choral performance of Fauré’s Requiem. Gabriel Fauré composed his Requiem in D minor, Op. 48 between 1887 and 1890. This choral–orchestral setting of the Roman Catholic Mass for the Dead is the best known of his large works. The most famous movement is the soprano aria Pie Jesu. The performance features Taft’s advanced choral group, the Camerata Singers, and Cantus Excelsus, a local adult choir conducted by Taft’s Bruce Fifer. The singers will be joined by organist Daniel Scifo and harpist Theresa Mangoand in Woodward Chapel, 25 The Green, Watertown.
The 2011-12 Music for a While performance series is presented by The Taft School. All Music for a While programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 860-945-7898.
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