Anglo-American Musical Connections Concert

If you can, please join us on Saturday July 28 for this concert of choral and orchestral music to celebrate Emeritus Professor Nicholas Temperley's 80th birthday and his seminal contribution to British music research, performance and scholarship, both at the U of I and throughout the USA.


The conductors are Emeritus Professor Chester Alwes and two alumni of the School of Music's graduate programs in orchestral and choral conducting, Kevin Kelly and Laurie Matheson.


The concert coincides with the North American British Music Studies Association meeting on campus, July 26-28, which has as its theme “Anglo-American Musical Connections.”



Anglo-American Musical Connections


A Concert in Honor of Nicholas Temperley

on his 80th Birthday


Baroque Artists of Champaign Urbana (Conductor: Chester Alwes)

The Prairie Ensemble (Conductor: Kevin Kelly)

Prairie Voices (Conductor: Laurie Matheson)



Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana

Saturday July 28, 2012, at 7:30pm





G. F. Handel                              The King Shall Rejoice (Coronation anthem for George II)

S. S. Wesley                              “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace"

Robert Pearsall                          "Lay a garland"

C. V. Stanford                             "Coelos ascendit hodie"

Irving Fine                                 Choruses from Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)

Michael Tippett                          Spirituals from A Child of Our Time


W. S. Bennett                            Overture "The May Queen"

Charles Ives                              Symphony no.3 "The Camp Meeting"

Ralph Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music (Shakespeare)



This event has been generously sponsored by the University of Illinois’ Center for Advanced Study, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, College of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Music (including SOM Office of Outreach and Public Engagement), Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, Department of English, Department of Sociology, European Union Center, International Programs and Studies, Unit for Criticism and Interpretative Theory, and Institute of Communications Research; and also by the North American British Music Studies Association, the Midwest Victorian Studies Association, A-R Editions, University of Illinois Press, and Ashgate Publishing.


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