Let Freedom Ring!

Monday, November 11, 2013 4:00 pm

Music in the Mountains presents
A special Veteran’s Day concert celebrating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
Featuring the Camerata California Chamber Choir and the VITA Chamber Orchestra, directed by Peter Nowlen

Grass Valley Veterans Hall
255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley
Tickets $12.50- $25
Uniformed Active Military and Youth Under 18 Free

Placerville Performance
Edwin Markham School, 2800 Moulton Drive, Placerville
Tickets $12.50- $25Uniformed Active Military and Youth Under 18 Free

“Lincoln Lyrics” was an even more delightfuleven inspiring, experience . . . an uplifting and beautiful tribute to Lincoln that earned a rare mid-concert standing ovation.”

“Thus concluded what seemed more of an event than a concert; a lavish production with fresh, interesting music professionally performed throughout – and a worthy tribute to our sixteenth President.” – Sacramento Choral Calendar – June, 2013

The Program:
Presentation of the Colors
Star Spangled Banner
Lincoln Lyrics – George Frederick McKay (on poetry of Edward Markham)
Words of Lincoln – Earlene Rentz
Toward the Unknown Region –  Ralph Vaughn Williams (on poetry of Walt Whitman)
Battle Hymn of the Republic
America the Beautiful
Retirement of the Colors and Taps
George Frederick Mckay (on poetry of Edwin Markham)
Earlene Rentz Ralph Vaughan Williams (on poetry of Walt Whitman)

The VITA Orchestra is a flexible ensemble that meets the performance needs of our innovative programming and arts engagement activities. In a truly collaborative approach, the ensemble includes top professionals as mentors, emerging professional (collegiate) performers together with top non-professional community players. Under the leadership of professional musicians, emerging artists receive support and guidance that helps them develop and experience music making at its finest. Collaborations with area strengthen our ties build a deep sense of community brought together through music and art.

“One of the more engaging ensembles in the region.” – Edward Ortiz, Sacramento Bee

The Camerata California was formed in the year 2000 to promote the performance of classical vocal and instrumental music. Camerata is comprised of professional musicians united in the wish to apply their experience and vocal qualities to an activity of uncommon depth and inspiration. It is a versatile chamber chorus and is capable of carrying any repertoire with a large expressive range. These qualities are made possible because of the training, long experience, and the musicality and voices of its members.

The Camerata California has previously appeared with its own chamber orchestra as well as with the Auburn Symphony, the Camellia Symphony, Gold Country Chamber Orchestra and Sacramento Ballet.