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Concert Singers of Cary
with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle
Sunday, May 5, 2019 @3:00PM
309 W Morgan St, Durham
Lorenzo Muti, Conductor
We are pleased to join The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle in performing Debussy’s The Blessed Damsel and Mendelssohn’s ravishing Psalm 42.
Claude Debussy was a celebrated composer with unconventional ideas of musical style, and composed his cantata, “La Damoiselle Élue,” for two soloists, female chorus and orchestra. His music was inspired by a French translation of an English poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti who wrote the first version in 1850.
Felix Mendelssohn wrote his 42nd Psalm in the spring of 1837. Usually a severe self-critic, Mendelssohn’s enthusiasm for this work was exceptional and long lasting, and he often described it as his “very best sacred composition.”