Join the Billings Symphony Chorale as their Powerful Voices fill the Beautiful St. Patrick Co-Cathedral with Randall Thompson’s Frostiana and other Shaker Favorites

Billings Arts

The Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale presents their annual chorale concert An American Landscape Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, November 17 at 3:00 pm. Both performances are held at St. Patrick Co-Cathedral in downtown Billings.

Under the direction of longtime chorale director Dr. Steven Hart, The Billings Symphony Chorale will perform traditional and shaker style melodies including: Humility arranged by Ron Jeffers, City Called Heaven arranged by Josephine Poelinitz, and Frostiana by Randal Thompson, based on the poems of Robert Frost.

Randall Thompson’s Frostiana was commissioned by the Massachusetts town of Amherst to commemorate its bicentennial in 1959. The town of Amherst suggested Thompson use the poems of Robert Frost (1874-1963) due to his close association with the town, in which he lived in for several years. Thompson was given the opportunity to choose which of Frost’s poems he wanted to use. With the seven poems he choose, he created a seven-movement suite of choral songs he felt depicted what it was like to live in New England and Amherst at the time.

Dr. Steven Hart says of Frostiana, “… Seven Country Songs paints beautiful scenery. Each piece creates nostalgic, peaceful images in music and words. Composer Randall Thompson included “The Road Less Traveled” and “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening”, two of Robert Frost’s most famous poems for this work.”

St. Patrick Co-Cathedral is handicap accessible with ramps and elevators to use at your convenience. Street Parking is available. There is also a parking lot across the street on N. 31st.

Tickets are $17 for general seating and $27 for reserved seating. They are available by calling 406-252-3610, online at billingssymphony.org or at the BSO&C Box Office at 2721 2nd Ave. N. Suite 350, Billings, MT 59101

An American Landscape is proudly sponsored by Dr. James & Peggy Good, Dr. John & Pat Burg, and St. Vincent Healthcare. A special thank you to out 2019-2020 Sponsors: Season sponsor, The Oakland Companies, Host Hotel, The Northern Hotel, and Media Sponsor, KTVQ-2.

Dr. Hart will hold special chorale auditions for February’s performance of Mozart’s Requiem on Monday, November 25, 2019 at the Lincoln Center. Auditions by appointment only. Please email auditions@billingssymphony.org to reserve your spot. For more details please visit https://billingssymphony.org/ensemble/join-our-team/.

For more Information about An American Landscape: A Chorale Concert visit: https://billingssymphony.org/an-american-landscape-a-chorale-concert/

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