May 3, 2015
North Harford Performing Arts Center, Pylesville, Md.
Here's to an exciting 2015 of music making and wow, what an experience members of the Deer Creek Chorale have in store for them...the Maryland premiere of the World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass on May 3. Rehearsals begin on Jan. 20th and it is not too late to register for the spring semester.
Composed for Monroe Crossing by Carol Barnett
Commissioned by Mike and Kay McCarthy and brilliantly executed by composer Carol Barnett and librettist Marisha Chamberlain, The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass blends the classical mass, modern choral sophistication, touching poetry and traditional bluegrass instrumentation into an exhilarating musical experience.
Originally premiered by Monroe Crossing with VocalEssence, a Minnesota-based professional choral group led by Philip Brunelle, choirs from Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Iowa, California, Indiana and Washington DC have since brought Monroe Crossing in to perform The World Beloved.
“It’s a classical piece of choral music that’s a stunningly beautiful work of art. It's given us the opportunity to work with some of the great choirs and conductors and bring bluegrass music to a classical audience for the very first time,” says bass player Mark Anderson.