Music on the Hill presents “Music of Scandinavia” on Friday, April 27, at 8 p.m. at the Wilton Presbyterian Church (48 New Canaan Rd.).
The Festival Chorus and the professional Chamber Chorus perform music spanning a range of time and styles, from Grieg and Sibelius to timeless folk melodies and a choral Sakkijarven Polkka. The program includes new works by Norwegian composer Kim André Arnesen and Swedish composer Mårten Jansson.
“Choral music has a particular place in these countries,” says David H. Connell, Music on the Hill artistic director and this concert’s conductor. With deeply historic roots–in cathedral choirs and the choral societies of ancient universities–choral music “helps to weave the social fabric” in lands of awe-inspiring beauty.
“Music of Scandinavia” is presented free of charge as a gift to the community, with sponsorship from the Danish American Club of Greenwich.
Music on the Hill promotes engagement with music by offering workshops, a Summer Sings series, and opportunities to perform through four ensembles (Summer Chorus, Festival Chorus, Chamber Chorus, and the Jubilate Ringers handbell choir), all under the leadership of Artistic Directors David H. Connell (D.M.A.) and Ellen Dickinson (M.M.).
Music on the Hill, based in Wilton, is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to high quality music performance and education for all ages. It is funded by generous donors and by a grant from the CT Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.