Thompson composed “Frostiana: Seven Country Songs” in 1959 for the two-hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Amherst, Massachusetts. The work, at times reflective and other times lighthearted, is based on seven Robert Frost poems: The Road Not Taken, The Pasture, Come In, The Telephone, A Girl’s Garden, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, and Choose Something Like a Star.
The John Rutter “Requiem” a very lyrical choral composition for soprano solo, chorus and small orchestra, was first performed in 1985. The "Requiem," in both Latin and English, includes seven movements: Requiem Aeternam, Out of the Deep, Pie Jesu, Sanctus, Agnus Dei, The Lord Is My Shepherd, and Lux Aeterna.
These works are performed by the Chesapeake Choral Arts Society as part of its commitment to bring important large choral works to the attention of the Southern Maryland community.
The Chesapeake Choral Arts Society is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. Partial funding is also provided by the Charles County Arts Alliance whose mission is to stimulate, promote, encourage, and provide recognition of the arts and the creative spirit. Donations, and membership fees also help support the work of the Chesapeake Choral Arts Society.
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