Holiday Concert: Oure Pleasure Singers, with Tim Harbold, Director

Monday, December 16, 2013

7:00 PM-8:15 PM

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Grand Hall (1st Floor)

Mon, 2013-12-16 19:00 - 20:15

Oure Pleasure Singers, under the direction of Tim Harbold, bring a festive holiday concert to Providence Public Library with a broad range of selections from spirituals to the classics of the holiday season. Discover America's rich tradition of hymns, spirituals, and sacred songs with the OP Singers.  The concert will explore hymns from the Sacred Harp and African American spirituals in both traditional and contemporary settings along with several selections for the holiday season. Composers and arrangers include William Dawson, William Billings, Lowell Mason, Andre Thomas, Michael Tippett, Abbie Betinis and more. 

Join us for a wonderful evening of song!

Oure Pleasure Singers, under the direction of Tim Harbold, are a small group of vocalists dedicated to the joy of serious music-making. Comprised of singers from Providence, Attleboro, and surrounding communities, the ensemble sings an eclectic variety of music, ranging from plainchant to jazz, and embracing both the sacred and the secular.

Based in Attleboro MA, Oure Pleasure was founded in 1983 by friends who were seeking the special enjoyment of a small, closely-knit vocal ensemble. In its earlier days, Oure Pleasure concentrated on madrigals and music of the Renaissance and Medieval periods, and its name is borrowed from the words of the madrigal "Sing We and Chant It," once its signature piece.

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