$15 adults in advance/$20 adults at the door
Students and Children Free Admission
For centuries the Book of Psalms has served as an expression of religious faith and is the source of inspiration for music both ancient and modern. Explore this wealth of poetic praise with the Tyler Civic Chorale in a variety of dramatic and moving choral works that span the ages, including a contemporary setting of Psalms 113 through 118 by master composer and longtime professor of music at the Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, the late Bonia Shur.
Weston Jennings, artistic director
Rabbi Neal Katz, guest speaker
Tyler Civic Chorale:
Now in its 51st season as Tyler’s premier choral ensemble, the Tyler Civic Chorale continues to bring to life an impressive range of music, from great, sacred masterworks to beloved American folk songs and carols. Over the course of its history— with most of the last half-century in residence at First Presbyterian Church—the Chorale has sung large works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruckner, Vaughan Williams and Kodaly, and other masses, motets, cantatas, and oratorios.
While the major corpus of choral music is drawn from the Western Christian church, the Chorale also seeks to honor a great breadth of musical traditions extending beyond the sacred, engaging with the 20th-century American songbook, modern composers, folk songs and carols, madrigal compositions, and more.
The Artists in Residence at Fine Arts@FPC program is the host to rehearsals and performances of several local musical ensembles, providing a beautiful space for the community to practice and experience the musical arts.