Madrigal Singers and Mad River Transit Singers

Please join the Humboldt State University Department of Music and conductor Rachel Samet for a diverse and inspiring evening of music for voices, featuring the HSU Madrigal Singers and the Mad River Transit Singers on Sunday, December 2nd at 8:00 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.  Madrigal Singers will perform music that spans more than five centuries. The program begins with two contrasting a cappella pieces from the Renaissance - the spirited "Oy es Dia de Placer" by Mayan Guatemalan composer Tomas Pascual, and the lyrical "Come again" by English composer John Dowland. The program continues with two contemporary settings of classic poets - Morten Lauridsen's expressive setting of Rainer Maria Rilke's "Dirait-on" and Frank Ahrold's vigorous setting of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Bells." The choir will also sing "Ana el na," a Hebrew prayer for healing, and Brian Tate's "No Matter," an uplifting song in a gospel style.

Mad River Transit Singers will perform an assortment of jazz arrangements, including classics such as "Fly Me to the Moon" and "Since I Fell for You," as well as holiday tunes, and a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin with Michele Weir's arrangement of the blues tune "Muddy Water."  $10 General, $5 Senior/Child, FREE for HSU students with ID.