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Month Ahead: Nashville Symphony Chorus' free Voices of Spring concert

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Heaven knows we are all tired of this endless winter here in Music City. With this latest attack of the “Titan”, it feels as though winter is still months away and I don't know about you, but I tend towards those winter blues. So, to help beat those winter ho-hum doldrums, I have been scourging the web for Spring recipes, checking out Spring fashion and what's coming up for entertainment here in the city. And then, fortuitously it seems, when I checked my email, I had a press release about Nashville Symphony's Free Voices of Spring Concert. Yay. Something to look forward to.

With Nashville Symphony Chorus celebrating its 50th season, it's exciting to have the Chorus return to the stage for the annual Voices of Spring Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

The concert will include Rachmaninoff's “All Night Vigil”, Debussy's “Salut Printemps” and Britten's “Voices for Today”, the latter featuring the Women of the Nashville School of the Arts Festival Choir. This kicks off three events the Nashville Chorus will perform here, as well as making a guest performance in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“Each year the Voices of Spring concert provides an opportunity to feature an entire program of choral masterpieces, and for this special 50th anniversary season, I wanted to select a repertoire that highlights the talent and flexibility of this group,” says Chorus Director Kelly Corcoran. “This program is full of variety, showcasing not only the technical achievements and range of the Chorus, but also their ability to connect with the audience emotionally and truly touch each listener.”

At the end of the Chorus' 50th season, the Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform Johannes Brahms' lovely “Requiem” on May 29 through 31 at the Center. This 50th anniversary finale will end Nashville Chorus' season will also include Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, adapted from a novel by James Agee and Leonard Bernstein called Chichester Psalms.

To reserve seats for the free Voices of Spring concert, visit NashvilleSymphony.org/voices-of-spring, or call the Schermerhorn Symphony Center box office at 615.687.6400. Tickets for Brahms’ Requiem are available at NashvilleSymphony.org, via phone or the box office.

For information about the open rehearsal and question and answer session being at the Center on Monday April 14, on April 14 for local students as part of the new educational outreach initiative, please contact the Nashville Symphony’s Education Department at education@nashvillesymphony.org or 615.687.6500.

For tickets, directions and calendar events for the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Chorus and other Schermerhorn events, visit NashvilleSymphony.org.

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