Choral Arts Society will present the “Greatest Hits” concert on March 19 |


ROOT — The Choral Arts Society will present a “Greatest Hits” concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 at First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave.

This retrospective of the most popular and beloved music CAS has played over the years will have something for everyone – from the 18th to the 21st century, sacred, secular, classical, popular and the Great American Songbook.

The program was chosen to bring back works that had special meaning for performers and listeners. Fiery and dramatic pieces like “Dies Irae” from Mozart’s “Requiem” and “O Fortuna” from Orff’s “Carmina Burana” will be balanced by peaceful, ethereal selections such as “How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place” from “Requiem by Brahms, “The Lord Is My Shepherd” from John Rutter’s “Requiem” and contemporary composer Malcolm Dalglish’s “Great Trees” with poems by Wendell Berry.

Hallelujah for Love by Composer-in-Residence Karel Suchy, based on Songs of Solomon from the Bible, brings a bit of spicy romance. Classic songs like “What a Wonderful World”, “Over the Rainbow” and “Say It with Music” add sentimental and nostalgic elements.

Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors. Tickets are $2 more at the door. Student tickets are $5. Advance tickets are available at Personal Touch Florists, 5445 Spring St., or visit


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