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Musical Tales

  • Delaware School of Music 4104 N Washington St Wilmington, DE, 19802 (map)

Join us as we present selections from operas and oratorios by Barber, Copland, Handel, Verdi, Wagner and more.  Featuring soloists Kathryn S. Hearn, Jacqueline Taylor and Kevin Botbyl, our concert will include arias, duets and chorale pieces and illuminate the connections between opera and oratorio.  Tickets are $15 and available at the door or from NDOS members.


Triumphal March                                                                                     Giuseppi Verdi
(from Aida) 

Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves                                                                Giuseppi Verdi
(from Nabucco)  

Wach’ Auf! Es nahet gen den Tag                                                       Richard Wagner
(from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)   

Voi, che sapete                                                                   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Le Nozze di Figaro)                                                                          
Jacqueline Taylor, Mezzo-Soprano

To this we’ve come                                                                           Gian Carlo Menotti
(from The Consul)   
Kathryn Hearn, Soprano
David Hearn, Pianist

Under the Willow Tree                                                                            Samuel Barber
(from Vanessa)                                                                                                                                                  Kevin Botbyl, Tenor
Kathryn Hearn, Soprano

The Promise of Living                                                                            Aaron Copland
(from The Tender Land )                                                                              
Karen Markey and Marilyn Haas, Pianists



From Messiah:                                                                            George Frideric Handel


Comfort Ye
Isaiah 40: 1 – 3

Every Valley
Isaiah 40: 4                                                                                                                                                       Kevin Botbyl, Tenor

And the Glory of the Lord
Isaiah 40: 5

Hallelujah, Amen                                                                       George Frideric Handel
(Final chorus from Judas Maccabaeus )

The Lord is my strength                                                           George Frideric Handel
(from Israel in Egypt )
Exodus 15:2                                      
Kathryn Hearn, Soprano
Jacqueline Taylor, Mezzo-Soprano
David Hearn, Piano

Let thy hand be strengthened                                                 George Frideric Handel
(Coronation Anthem 4)
Psalm 89:13 and 14 (Paraphrased)

From Messiah:  Hallelujah
Revelations 14:15 and 16







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