What You'll Get
Getting front-row seats to a concert often requires fans to overpay scalpers or name their firstborn child 93.1 FM. See a show on your terms with today's Groupon: for $12, you get one ticket to The Metropolitan Chorus’s concert "Music to Move the Soul" at the Vienna Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 22nd, at 8 p.m. (up to a $24 value).
Maestro Barry Hemphill guides the 100-voice Metropolitan Chorus through stirring vocal performances, opening the chorus’s 45th season with "Music to Move the Soul." The century of trained crooners will join forces with skilled musicians to take on Will Todd’s Mass in Blue, a 2003 composition that layers a Latin mass over jazzy melodies in the style of Virgil’s early beat poetry. Soprano Linda Maguire’s high notes soar as saxophonist Irvin Peterson bends bluesy notes and pianists’ fingers fly across keyboards against harmonies ringing through the church’s towering ceilings. The conductor’s waving hands cue musicians through rousing crescendos, hushed diminuendos, and commands to steal second, and audiences relax in comfortable pews on the ground floor or lean forward to catch the action from tiered seats in the mezzanines.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 22, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, 5 addl as gifts. Redeem on day of show for admission. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Vienna Presbyterian Church. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which will be provided to Vienna Presbyterian Church. The Metropolitan Chorus is the issuer of tickets. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects The Metropolitan Chorus‘ current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Metropolitan Chorus
A keeper of culture in the capitol city since 1966, the Metropolitan Chorus celebrates the beauty of the human voice without limiting itself to a certain genre. Apart from symphony-assisted classical concerts and annual productions of Handel's Messiah, the chorus also shows the jazz roots of artistic director Barry Hemphill. After all, Hemphill is the son of frequent Satchmo-collaborator Shelton "Scad" Hemphill and was babysat by none other than Billy Holliday growing up. Yet even though the ensemble's influences are so varied, a common thread ties its concerts together: a strong emphasis on American composers old and new.