Brahms Waltzes To Be Performed by Community Chorus

March 26, 2014

The Bradley Community Chorus will present Johannes Brahms’s two sets of love song waltzes, Liebeslieder, opus 52, and Neue Liebeslieder, opus 65, on Sunday, April 13, at 3:00 p.m. at Dingeldine Music Center, located at 1417 W. Barker on the Bradley University campus.

Brahms, a great fan of Vienna’s Waltz King Johann Strauss, wrote these two sets of waltzes on exotic love poems mostly of Eastern European origin.  They were meant for a quartet of solo voices with four-hand piano accompaniment (two pianists at the same piano) but have become a popular staple of the chorus repertoire.

The performance will feature John Orfe, assistant professor of music at Bradley, and Andrea Molina, Bradley staff accompanist, on piano.  John Jost, professor of music and director of choral activities at Bradley, will conduct.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for students.  Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 309-677-2650.