Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Arts center's season includes completed 'Aelinor' oratorio

"BATAVIA -- Almost two years ago, an audience of 300 or so people listened as the Genesee Symphony Orchestra introduced a musical piece inspired by a 12th century female Crusader.
It began with violinists plucking the strings of their finely-tuned instruments with their fingers. Villagers sang. Then, came eerie notes from a lone uilleann pipes player.
For 270-seconds the drama built.
And as quickly it started it was over.
That changes in March when the Genesee Chorale and the Chorale Orchestra perform the full 45-minute 'Aelinor' oratorio. Ric Jones will conduct the concert."

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