The Evansville Philharmonic has a concert this Saturday, 11/5.

            Evansville, IN – The Evansville Philharmonic Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Dennis Malfatti, will present its Fall Choral Concert on Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Benedict Cathedral located at 1328 Lincoln Avenue in Evansville.  This will be the Chorus’ first feature concert since Dr. Malfatti’s conducting debut at Carnegie Hall last summer.  The program will feature works by Verdi, Mozart, Beethoven, and many more. 

            The Chorus will begin with selections from three great oratorios including “Hallelujah, Amen” from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus; “He, Watching Over Israel” from Mendelssohn’s Elijah; and “Hallelujah” from Beethoven’s Christ on the Mount of Olives.  The Fall Choral Concert will continue with selections from 19th Century Italian Opera including Chorus of the Wedding Guests from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Verdi’s Nabucco

            The Chorus will also sing contemporary choral works including Psalm 23 by American composer Paul Basler and featuring Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra principal horn Jonas Thoms; Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me by American composer Howard Helvey featuring Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra concertmaster Gared Crawford; followed by two works by John Rutter:  Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind from Shakespeare’s “As you like it” and What Sweeter Music.  The Chorus will be accompanied by Kristin Jones on piano.  The concert will close with Mozart’s Dixit Dominus from the Vesperae Solennes de Confessore K. 339.       

General admission is just $12 per person.  Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the Evansville Philharmonic Box Office at (812) 425 – 5050 or ordering online at  Tickets may also be purchased at the door one hour prior to the performance.  Media Sponsor is 14 NEWS.