*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Symphonic Choral Music

We’ll spend some time in this course listening closely to a few major symphonic works for chorus, solo voices, and orchestra by Bach, Beethoven, Berlioz, Britten, Fauré, Handel, Haydn, Stravinsky, Vaughan Williams, and others. For the most part, the chosen music is less often heard. Hopefully, you may discover something new and refreshing. In addition to listening to recorded passages we will view performances, when films are available.
Note: This course does not meet on Monday, November 20.

Instructor Bio:

Donald Loach is associate professor emeritus of music at the University of Virginia, where he taught courses in music history and theory for 33 years. He also served as Music Director of the University Singers, the UVA Glee Club, the Oratorio Society of Virginia, and St. Paul’s Memorial Church. Dr. Loach received his BA at Denver, a Master of Music degree in music theory from Yale, where he was a student of Paul Hindemith, and a PhD in Musicology from the University of California at Berkeley.

Recommended Reading:

Steinberg, Michael. Choral Masterworks: A Listener’s Guide, 2005.  

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B05 Donald Loach Oct 30, Nov 6, 13, 27, Dec 4, 11 Mo 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meadows Presbyterian Church WL

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