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The Western Reserve Chorale


Next Concert

June 3rd

7:00 p.m.

Grace Lutheran Church


New Singers Welcome!

Rehearsals  Tuesdays

7:15 PM

Sept. - May

Grace Lutheran Church

Cleveland Hts.


2006 - 2007 Season

Spring Program


Liebeslieder Waltzes


Johannes Brahms


Madrigals & Love Songs,

Old and New


Friday, June 1, 2007 7:30 PM

Grace Lutheran Church

Cleveland Hts., OH



The Western Reserve Chorale

Danny Call, Music Director

Virginia Wieland-Mast, Assistant Director

Joanne Poderis, accompanist

Maribeth Katt and Bonnie Svetlik guest accompanists


  • Now is the Month of Maying (from Madrigals for Spring) - Thomas Morely (1595)

  • Sing We and Chant It - Thomas Morely (1595)

  • Homeward Bound - Marta Keen, arr. Jay Althouse (2001) (men's voices)

  • The Gartan Mother's Lullaby (traditional Irish folk melody) - arr. Neil Ginsberg (2000) Bonnie Svetlik, flute

  • Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening (a poem by Robert Frost) - Ruth Artman (1983) (women's voices)

  • Danny Boy (traditional Irish folk melody (Londonderry Air)) arr. Darmon Meader (2004)

  • A Red, Red Rose (from Four Robert Burns Ballads) - James Mulholland (1980)


  • Liebeslieder Waltzes - Johannes Brahms (1868)

    (the texts for these Love Song Waltzes come from a collection of translations and imitations of folk poetry - mostly Russian, Polish and Magyar)

    • Answer Maiden

    • Deep in thunder roars the tide

    • Oh, these women (tenors & basses)

    • Like the evening sunset's rapture (soprano & alto duet - Joan McVeen and Elizabeth Gockel)

    • The tender hopvine wanders

    • There was a tiny, pretty bird

    • How dear alas, was life together (alto solo - Diane Klein)

    • When your eyes so fondly seek

    • On Danube's border

    • Oh, how calm the river flows

    • No, I will not listen to them

    • Locksmith, go and bring me padlocks

    • Ev'ry bird that soars the sky (soprano duet - Alice Bewie and Sheryl Brodsky)

    • See how bright the fountain gleams (tenors & basses)

    • Nightingale, you sing so sweet

    • My love is a well

    • Don't wanter, my light (tenor solo - James Njui)

    • Each tender leaf is trembling


    Maribeth Katt and Joanne Poderis - Pianists


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