Welcome to Spring
May 19 & 20, 2023 | 7:30pm
Ronald J. Jenkins, conductor
Gwendolyn Coleman, soprano
Simon Barrad, baritone
Joanna Frankel, violin
Columbus Symphony Chorus
Handel: Coronation Anthem No. 1
Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem
Britten: The Building of the House
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Paulus: Of Songs and Singing
If Music Be the Food of Love
Celebrate the end of an era as Ronald Jenkins takes the podium for his last concert as Chorus Director of the Columbus Symphony Chorus. For 40 years, Mr. Jenkins built the all-volunteer chorus to become a mainstay of Columbus Symphony programming. The closing concert of the Masterworks season will feature music from Great Britain, with favorites such as "Nimrod" from Elgar’s Enigma Variations. The program will also honor Memorial Day with Vaughan Williams’s powerful cantata, Dona Nobis Pacem.
Prelude: Join Christopher Purdy from WOSU Classical 101 for a pre-concert talk at 6:30pm.
This concert and continued support for the Columbus Symphony Chorus is made possible by longtime friend of the Columbus Symphony, Anne H. Melvin.