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Beloved choral music outdoors Sept. 3

Crescendo brings a choral concert of much-loved selections from the classical repertoire to the outdoor Veterans’ Field Pavilion in Sharon, Conn., on Friday, Sept. 3. 

The program is designed to comfort and uplift  audiences after the long absence of live concerts. It is a program for lovers of choral music. Among the composers represented are Mozart, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Tallis, Franck, and Stainer. 

Featured music will include J.S. Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” and the “Sanctus” from his majestic B-Minor Mass, John Stainer’s dramatic English anthem, “I Saw the Lord,” Cesar Franck’s mystical “Panis Angelicus,” the moving Spirituals “Deep River” and “Swing Low,” G.F. Handel’s soaring “Hallelujah” and the “Amen” from his “Messiah,” Mendelssohn’s “How Lovely are the Messengers,” and W. A. Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus.”

The Crescendo Chorus, Vocal Ensemble and soloists will be accompanied by Christopher Belluscio and Brian Kanner, trumpets, and Juan Mesa, organ. Crescendo’s founder and artistic director Christine Gevert will conduct.

The start time for the concert is 5 p.m. For those unfamiliar with the pavilion, which is behind the ballfield and next to the walking trail in Sharon, the address is 29 Sharon Station Road. 

Tickets for general lawn seating are $25 (youth tickets are $10). They can be purchased online at www.worldclassmusic.org or at the door. 

All performers, staff members and volunteers are fully vaccinated, and Crescendo will follow state and federal guidelines for COVID-19 prevention. Unvaccinated audience members must wear a mask at all times.

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