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Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble
February 10 @ 7:30 pm
“Shakespeare Valentines” concert. Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble, with The Oriana Singers and City Voices.
First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake Street, Oak Park.
Mark Sudeith, organist
Stephen Squires, conductor, for the principal work, “Love Songs (Shakespeare).”
William Chin, choral conductor
The concert will feature the world premiere of British-born composer Peter Meechan’s “Love Songs (Shakespeare).” Commissioned by the Gargoyle ensemble, it’s a half-hour neo-Romantic work in four movements for brass quintet, pipe organ, mixed-voice chorus, and narrator, inspired by Shakespeare’s love poems, specifically, four of his sonnets.