The Concert and Treble Choirs of the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) will combine for their first performance of the season 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, in Lehman Auditorium at Eastern Mennonite University.
Their annual fall concert will be presented in conjunction with the Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony (SVYS), conducted by Maria Lorcas.
The Treble and Concert Choirs, directed by Julia White, will join for an opening recessional, "Viva La Musica. The Treble Choir will sing a set of music alone, including Scarlatti’s "We Will Sing for Joy," an Indiana folk song, "Old Dan Tucker," a newly-composed song, "Where the Music Comes From," and a Christmas selection, "Il est nes." Guest artist Maria Lorcas of EMU will accompany on the violin.
The SVCC Concert Choir will sing Franck’s "Panis Angelicus," a spiritual, "Little Wheel," a Scottish song, "My Heart’s in the Highlands," and a new composition, "Can you Hear?" Christmas selections, including John Rutter’s "Angel’s Carol," will also be performed.
The SVCC program is made up of 192 children ages 6-17 in five choirs. They come from Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Augusta, Page and Shenandoah counties as well as West Virginia.
The Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony program includes the overture to the famous opera "The Barber of Seville" by G. Rossini; the dance "Bacchanale" from the opera, "Samson and Delilah," by C. Saint Saens’ "Corral Nocturne" and "Hoe-down" from the ballet, "Rodeo," by Aaron Copland; and "Allegro and Pastorale" from "Concerto Grosso Op.6 No. 8" by A.Corelli, featuring Julia Long and Caleb Bennetch, violin, and Nate Bontrager, cello.
The Youth Orchestra is comprised of 33 string, wind, brass and percussion students from Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Augusta and Shenandoah counties.
Admission is by donation to support the ongoing efforts of the SVCC and the Preparatory Music department. Suggested donation is $5 at the door.