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"be a part of the great Carolina choral
tradition" say the posters. The North
Carolina Chamber Singers are the
ultimate product of this tradition, both
of its performing and of its teaching
The high standard they attained in
their concert last Friday was not one of
Jmical precision and technical
perfection; there were a few shaky
moments in that respect. But in their
expression and sensitivity to the music
they displayed a verve and polish that can
only come from the best ensumbles.
The concert began with Josquin's
Ave Mana", a tricky piece with which to
Urt, since it is slow; when you are
tarting cold it is so much easier to begin
v.ith a fast, loud, rousing number that
will draw the audiences attention and
hold it. The "Ave Maria" requires
restrained, careful singjng; it received it,
and more. What I found particularly
impressive was the choir's treatment of
the beginnings and ends of phrases the
tapering and shading at the end of the
piece was magnificent.
The Carolina Playmakers open their
sejson ticket subscription today.
T wo coupon books are available for
the public and for UNC students. Coupon
books for all seven productions are priced
at S 10.50 for the public and $9 for UNC
students. An alternate season plan, good
for four productions, provides coupon
books costing $7.50 for the public and $6
The latter plan includes presentations
of Aristophanes' great comedy, "The
Uirds," Tom stoppard's highly touted and
well-awarded "Rosencrantz and
fJuildenstern Are Dead," Georges
Feydeau's mockery of French
bourgeoisie, "A Flea in Her Far," and the
The full season plan provides coupons
to the above plays and three more: the
multi-media production concerned with
the population crisis and survival,
'Amanita: The Death Angel"; Dale
'Aasserman's zany and wild insane asylum
Flay, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's
Nest"; and the Goldoni's slapstick
a J venture, "The Servant of Two
"T he Birds" will be presented in the
"Utdoor amphitheatre, The Forest
Iheatre, while "Amanita," "A Flea,"
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If they were listening to each other,
they were not, however, listening to the
harpsichord, which was used in Bach's
"Lobet den Herren". Here there was an
unfortunate tendency for the choir to go
sharp. The harpsichord is not a loud
instrument, and obviously it could not
make itself heard to the singers. Perhaps
it would have been better to dispense
with it entirely, since the choir seemed
perfectly confident in the last movement,
when it wasn't used; it spoiled an
otherwise good performance.
From here, the group broke into
smaller units to sing some Elizabethan
part-songs. These were not as effective as
they might have been. This particular
ensemble is an ensemble of soloists, and
there was slightly too much of the
individual and not enough of the group in
these songs. The problem was not so
much one of phrasing or expression,
which was good, but of vocal tone. When
all the singers enploy a vibrato the tone
tends to be too thick and muddy for the
transparent texture which so
characterizes the style of Byrd and
"Cuckoo's Nest," and "Pantagleize" will
be produced in the Graham Memorial
Lounge Theatre. All other productions
are scheduled for Playmakers Theatre.
October brings "The Birds" and the
electronic extravaganza, "Amanita,"
while November opens with
"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern."
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Morlev and their contemporaries. "Fau
Phyllis", though, sur.g by a quartet, was
If solo vocal tone was a drawback in
the Elizabethan music, it proved
Lndispensible in the magnum opus of the
evening, Brahms' "Neue Liebersheder".
Here the choir came into its on. and
delivered a superb performance. There
was a feeling of confidence and ease that
had not up to then been present. The
sound was full and vibrant, and the solos
with which the piece is interspersed were
executed with great ability. Out of twelve
singers, seven took solos, in itself an
indication of versatility; this was
evocative singing, with exquisite
ensemble and sensitive rubato, two
qualities which do not often go together.
The changes of mood which the words
and music required were executed with
ease and grace ... it was a masterly
After the intermission, the style
changed completely, and the choir sang
pieces by Samuel Barber, William
Schumann, and Jack Jarrett. Barber's
farce, "A Flea in Her Ear," followed by
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," the
Goldoni play, and "Pantagleize." Curtain
for all performances is 8 p.m.
Season ticket books may be purchased
at the Playmakers Business Office in
Graham Memorial or at
Ledbetter-Pickard's in downtown Chapel
"Reincarnations" consists cf two love
sor.gs and a lament, all with a vaguely
Irish feeling to the words. It is powerful
music, and difficult to sing, but it was
brought off admirably, especially "The
CooUn", a sweet and simple love-sor.g
with rolling rhythms, close harmony, and
distinct roots in folk -muse.
William Schumann's "Carols of Death"
are at once supremely sinister and
strangely consoling. There is pungent and
unexpected imagery in Wait Whitman's
"In the dav, in the night, to all. to
Sooner or later, delicate death."
The setting changes from being harsh
and staccato, with sudden changes in
tempo and dynamics, to being smenn,
serene and seamless.
The last item on the programme was
"The Cuckoo's Cry. by Jack Jarrett, who
is composer-in-residence at UNCG. this is
a modern setting of six Elizabethan
madrigals. I found the piece interesting
and well constructed, with a distinct
regard for the original. Although the
harmonic structure was firmly 20th
Century, the dotted rhythms and the
delicate interplay of parts were distinctly
influenced by the style and trad: jns of
This concert conformed entirely with
the high standards of choral music at this
University, and sprang from the traditions
that have been established here. Robert
Allen, founder and director of the group,
is a graduate of the Choral Arts program;
he and several other members of the
ensemble have sung with the Carolina
Choir. Others have studied at Greensboro.
Now for the first time, our singers and
standards are going overseas. Everyone
wishes them luck, though I don't think
they'll need it.
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The game tonight features the San Francisco Giants aga. nst the Los
Angeles Dodgers, starting at S on Channel 1 1
The week's four hours of hard-sell Christianity get underway
Tuesday at ":30. with Bi!! Graham sponsoring his Northern Cahform.:
Crusade. Channels 5 and k w ill carry the Crusade Tuesday . Wednesday .
and Thursday night, with special appearances by Roy Rogers and Dale
Lvans highlighting the W ednesday hour.
Oral Roberts, meanwhile, will counter-program with a special he
made in Hawaii with Govs. David Hal! of Oklahoma and John Burns o:
Hawaii. Don Ho and the Surfers w ill a No he on hand To s-ng "America,
the Beautiful." This extravaganza can. be seen on Channel 2 v
Thursday night, or at 0 Friday night on Channel 5.
Tonight Channels 5 and will show a evenmg-lon.g network double
feature. The first movie. "Blast-Off." is a lo comedy fiasco, wfuk
the second film. "Marily n." is a lo3 documentary on the !i!m of the
late Marilyn Monroe.
An hour-long version of Charles kuralf "On the Road." is Lited
for 10 Tuesday night on Channel 2.
At 8 Wednesday night Channels 2 and 11 will show an hour-long
drug special. "If You Turn On." that wa originally done as a local
feature in Los Angeles. That night at S:30 Channel will present the
Sir Douglas Quintet, on the N I I rock music series "Bolwjiiivjn."
Television opens its coverage of the Miss America Pageant I hursday
night with an hour-long film of the Miss America Parade, which will be
held tomorrow. The show will be carried by Channel 11 beginning at
8:30, with the finals of the pageant slated for Saturday night, l ater
that night Channel 1 1 will show a rebroadcast of a Harry
Belafonte-Julie Andrews sinsime special that was oriirmallv vhoun in
Southern author Robert Penn Warren appears on "Speaking Freely ."
at 7:30 Friday night on Channel 4.
The late-night local movies are uniformly wretched this week, but
Orson Welles should be interesting as Dick C 'avett's replacement for the
week. Johnny Carson is also on vacation, and Delia Reese will sit in for
him. Men- Griffin is, as alwavs. Men Griffin.
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