By Michele Taranto
This is a spiritual concert not to be missed. On Sunday, September 8, at 7:30 p.m., the Central Congregational Church will be hosting a Fall Concert with talented singers from as far away as Ipswich and West Townsend. The event is entitled, "Let All the World In Every Corner Sing!" and includes Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams, powerful Alto Rhapsody by Johannes Brahms and the effervescent Gloria by Imant Raminsh.
Glenn Billingsley, baritone will be the featured soloist in the Vaughan Williams while Sara Wyse-Senger, mezzo soprano will perform Brahms. Jennifer Webb, soprano, is the vocalist in the Raminsh and organist Frederick A. MacArthur will accompany the chorus.
This concert will represent the 19th and 20th century choral works and exemplifies what makes listening choral music such an extraordinary experience. The poetry, written in 1633 by priest George Herbert and music by composer Vaughan Williams perfectly unite and form delicate music to the ears. It will be hard to believe the songs are over 100 years old as their sounds and meaning can easily relate and enchant today's listeners.There is a suggested donation of $10 for the opportunity to hear this remarkable music within an equally beautiful venue. For more information, call 978-256-5931. The Central Congregational Church is located at One Worthen St., Chelmsford.