The Cape Cod Chorale brought audiences to their feet this weekend with two performances of Mozart's "Requiem" . It is all the more impressive considering the Chorale accepts all singers who apply. No one has to try out and no one is turned away.
The Cape Cod Chorale is celebrating it's 30th year with it's 53 members coming from diverse backgrounds and from distances ranging from Plymouth to Chatham.
Holiday shoppers know the singers as the Mostly Dickens Carolers who dress in Victorian period costume and perform Christmas music in shopping centers and in nursing homes during the busy holiday season.
This weekend however, it was all business as the Chorale presented the complicated Mozart's "Requiem". The 14 member orchestra and four soloists added professional flourish to the event.
I recorded a brief segment of the performance in the magnificent and soaring Corpus Christi Parish in East Sandwich this afternoon. Apologies for the poor picture. I didn't want to make a spectacle of my hot pink iphone held high so I kept it tucked beneath my chin. The result is a terrific view of the backs of people's heads with glimpses of the performers. Enjoy this little taste of the music which provoked an extended standing ovation at the end. Then admit it--you wish you went.
For more information about the Cape Cod Chorale, or to make a donation which helps to fund scholarships for music students, go to CapeCodChorale.org.
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