The Northwestern Choir, under the direction of Professor Timothy Sawyer, is excited to be one of the ensembles performing at the Showcase Concert. This will take place on Friday, October 1st at 7:30 PM. You do NOT want to miss this event.
The choir will be performing three selections from P.D.Q. Bach’s Liebslieder Polkas: 1. To His Coy Mistress 2. The Passionate Shephard to His Love 3. It Was A Lover and His Lass. These pieces are “for five-hands piano, a longer set of hysterical pieces, using historical poetry, set to very “tongue-in-cheek” music by Peter Schickele – the man who “discovered” P.D.Q. Bach. He is actually a brilliant composer in his own right, but also has a wonderful sense of humor.”
The choir will also perform a playful piece called Animal Crackers composed by Eric Whitacre, along with poetry by Ogden Nash. This piece features three movements: 1. The Panther 2. The Cow 3. The Firefly.
And finally, along with some alumni, the choir will end with Jesus, I Adore Thee, a classic piece performed by The Northwestern Choir. The Awakening by Joseph Martin will be performed with the orchestra.
Professor Sawyer has been the director of The Northwestern Choir for 27 years. The Northwestern Choir has become his “flagship” choir along with the Con Brio Men’s Chorus. He has poured so much time, energy, attention, and passion into these ensembles. These choirs have become a family and it shows through the extraordinary music they make.