Classics Series A
Seven Deadly Sins
Nov 3, 2017 – Nov 4, 2017 at the Centennial Concert Hall
Transformations To close the Autumn Festival, two tales of morality told through markedly different voices. Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s Seven Deadly Sins crackles with superbly controlled frenzy. It is a satire of the petty bourgeois morals wherein the seven deadly sins transform into virtues in Weill’s unmistakable cabaret style.
Franz Liszt, a mystical dreamer, envisioned a “music of the future” that fused poetry and music. In the Dante Symphony he takes us through Hell to Paradise via Purgatory and then to the Magnificat, the ultimate “Vision” of Paradise with a choir of angels singing a hymn to the Virgin.
Sarah Jo Kirschsoprano
Peter John Buchan, tenor; Scott Reimer, tenor; Kris Kornelsen, baritone; Derek Morphy, bass
Canadian Mennonite University Women’s Chorus
Janet Brenneman, director
The Seven Deadly SinsBertolt Brecht & Kurt Weill
Dante SymphonyFranz Liszt