Live music is a huge improvement on canned music, which takes up valuable pantry space and often spoils into noxious free jazz. Keep it fresh with this GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get one general-admission ticket to see Master Chorale of South Florida’s “Royal Flush” concert (up to a $30 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale
- Saturday, April 21, at 8 p.m. at Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University in Boca Raton
- Sunday, April 22, at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables<p>
Students with ID are regularly admitted for $10.
Master Chorale of South Florida and artistic director Dr. Karen Kennedy team up with members of the Boca Raton Symphonia for their “Royal Flush” concert. Mozart’s stately Coronation Mass and two coronation anthems by Handel form a traditional setting for a cheekily eclectic procession of takes on the royal theme. Now most notorious for his collection of wives, King Henry VIII spent his off-hours from the throne and the altar composing lush ballads such as “Pastyme with Good Companye” that made use of the folk instruments popular at the time. The tabloid-documented modern era marches to the forefront in John Rutter’s gentle “This Is the Day,” commissioned for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Finally, the chorale sends the program floating to a close with “Aloha ‘Oe,” famously crooned by Elvis Presley but composed by Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii in 1878.
Since its creation in 2002, Master Chorale of South Florida has performed its awe-inspiring concerts in performing arts centers and concert halls across South Florida, delighting audiences with a diverse choral repertoire. Audiences can expect to hear many musical periods represented in each performance, from the baroque stylings of Handel to Debussy’s impressionistic melodies and Aaron Copland’s epic pieces that blend traditional American folk songs with traditional Bruce Springsteen hits.