WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (MARCH 6, 2015) – The Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale will present a concert on March 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Carole Ott is retiring at the end of the 2014-2015 season as Chorale Director and this performance is her final occasion to conduct the Chorale.
The program will feature two masterpieces of the sacred choral repertoire: Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4, by J.S. Bach and Joseph Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. This concert marks the second major performance of sacred choral music by the Symphony Chorale this season, and is sure to please audiences who cherish the annual performance of Handel’s Messiah. Several guest artists will join the Chorale for the concert, including Erin Heisel, soprano; Clara O’Brien, mezzo-soprano; Robert Bracey, tenor; Lewis Moore, bass; and members of the Winston-Salem Symphony.
“We are so grateful for everything Dr. Carole Ott has done for the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale over the past seven years,” said Robert Moody, Music Director for the Winston-Salem Symphony. “Her enthusiasm, leadership, and musical talent, have been a tremendous asset for our Chorale. Audiences won’t want to miss her final time at the podium leading this stellar group of singers.”
Tickets are $12 and $20 for general admission and $5 (for students and music educators) and can be purchased by calling the Symphony Box Office at 336.464.0145 or online at WSsymphony.org.
The Chorale Concert is sponsored by the Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and the North Carolina Arts Council.
About the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale
The Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale is comprised of 85–90 auditioned singers and is directed by Dr. Carole J. Ott. The group rehearses weekly and performs several times each year with the Winston-Salem Symphony. For more information visit WSsymphony.org/about/chorale.
About the Winston-Salem Symphony
The Winston-Salem Symphony, now performing its 68th season, is one of the Southeast’s most highly regarded regional orchestras. This season also marks Maestro Robert Moody’s 10th Anniversary with the Symphony. Under the baton of Music Director Moody, its performance season includes a classics series, a pops series, concerts for kids, annual performances of Handel’s Messiah, a concert featuring Winston-Salem Symphony and Youth Symphony musicians, holiday concerts, three youth orchestra ensembles, and a multitude of educational and community engagement programs.