In Need of Music

Songs of Renewal & Celebration
Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 PM

With guest performers: Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Youth Choir under the direction of Mrs. Joani Slawson

Members of the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra

Accompanied by: Lori Jahn and Melanie Marteney

Adult - $25
Military / Senior - $20
Student ID: FREE With ID at Ticket Office
**Additional Non-Refundable Per-Order Fee of $3.00 Applies**

Lorie Wacaster will conduct the Brevard Community Chorus in their annual spring concert, with a program designed to refresh and renew the human spirit. Accompanied by talented pianists and select players from the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra, In Need of Music will feature the chorus in a diverse musical presentation. Lending their considerable talent, will be the voices of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Youth Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Joani Slawson. The youth singers will join their adult counterparts in several pieces and perform one separate selection. In addition, Ben Walden and Lauren Juntunen of the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform musical passages integral to the program's musical accompaniment.

As suggested by the concert title, In Need of Music is a testament to the healing nature of song. The audience will be treated to selections on this theme with works by University of Central Florida Professor Emeritus, David Brunner, including the title song, "I am in Need of Music," with lyrics by American poet, Elizabeth Bishop. Continuing the celebration of love and music is Neue Liebeslieder (New Love Songs) Waltzes by Johannes Brahms, an enjoyable work, extolling romantic love. The program continues with favorite opera choruses, by composers Copland, Verdi and Bizet. Several songs by Gwyneth Walker comprise the final portion of the program, which aptly concludes with "The Day is Done." Three works for four-hand piano will demonstrate the proficiency of the accompanying musicians.

During the sabbatical of Eastern Florida State College music professor, Dr. Robert E. Lamb, the chorus will perform under the baton of Lorie Wacaster.

Lorie Wacaster hails from Mobile, Alabama, where she grew up with a passion for music. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from Christopher Newport University in Virginia and is a member of the VoiceCare Network, a graduate level program for vocal music teaching-learning methods. Ms. Wacaster has been a member of the music faculty at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, Florida for 17 years, where she teaches Strings, Chorus and Music Theater classes. A lifelong singer and musician, Wacaster has sung with The Mobile Opera and Kentucky Opera and has conducted choirs in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and Virginia, as well as groups in Neu Ulm and Hohenfels, Germany.


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Magnificat  |  J.S. Bach
Christmas Oratorio  |  Saint-Saëns


Mass in C  |  Beethoven
Choral Fantasy  |  Beethoven
Patriotic Favorites  |  Various
The Seasonings  |  P.D.Q. Bach
Requiem  |  Fauré


Hymn of Praise  |  Mendelssohn
The Creation  |  Haydn
The Many Moods of Christmas  |  Shaw/Bennett
Gloria  |  Poulenc


St. John Passion  |   J.S. Bach
Lord Nelson Mass  |  Haydn
Christmas Cantata  |  Pinkham
Carols of the Season  |  Various
Gloria  |  Rutter


Requiem  |  Duruflé
O Sing Unto the Lord  |  Handel
The Place of the Blest  |  Thompson
Grand Mass in C Minor  |  Mozart
Messiah  |  Handel


German Requiem  |  Brahms
Scenes of Americana  |  Various
Choral Masterworks Favorites  |  Various
Messiah  |  Handel


Cantata No. 80  |  J.S. Bach
Magnificat  |  C.P.E. Bach
The Seasonings  |  P.D.Q. Bach
Chichester Psalms  |  Bernstein
Toward the Unknown Region  |  Vaughan Williams
King David  |  Honegger


Music for Double Choir  |  Schütz and Praetorius
Mass in G Minor  |  Vaughan Williams
Dettingen Te Deum  |  Handel
Harmony of the Arts  |  Various
Messiah  |  Handel


Carmina Burana  |  Orff
The Many Moods of Christmas  |  Shaw/Bennett
Christmas at the King Center  |  Various


Symphony No. 9  |  Beethoven
Sounds of Summer  |  Various
Mass in C  |  Beethoven
Choral Fantasy  |  Beethoven
Toward the Unknown Region  |  Vaughan 


Music for Lovers  |  Various
A Night at the Opera  |  Various
British Isles Farewell  |  Various

Choral Tour: England, Scotland, Wales


Vespers  |  Rachmaninoff
Messiah  |  Handel


Requiem  |  Mozart
Music for the Stage  |  Various
Gloria  |  Poulenc
The Many Moods of Christmas  |  Shaw/Bennett


German Requiem  |  Brahms
Super Flumina Babylonis  |  M.R. de Lalande
Choral Tour: France, Germany, Italy
A Ceremony of Carols  |  Britten
Christmas Cantata  |  Pinkham
Christmas in the Southwest  |  Susa


Schicksalslied  |  Brahms
St. John Passion  |  J.S. Bach
Christmas at the King Center  |  Various
Gloria  |  Bass
Gloria  |  Rutter
The Many Moods of Christmas  |  Shaw/Bennett


Elijah  |  Mendelssohn
Messiah  |  Handel


The Seasons  |  Haydn
Choral Tour: Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary
Christmas Day  |  Holst
Magnificat  |  J.S. Bach
Various Carols  |  Rutter


Symphony No. 9  |  Beethoven
Boris Gudunov  |  Mussorgsky
A Night at the Opera  |  Various
Magnificat  |  Willcocks
The Many Moods of Christamas  |  Shaw/Bennett
The Song of Christmas  |  Ringwald


Carmina Burana  |  Orff
Choral Tour: Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales
The Nutcracker  |  Tchaikovsky
Gloria  |  Poulenc
The Many Moods of Christmas  |  Shaw/Bennett


Requiem  |  Mozart
The Nutcracker  |  Tchaikovsky
Christus  |  Mendelssohn
Magnificat  |  Pergolesi
Various Carols  |  Rutter
Music from Star Wars  |  Williams


German Requiem  |  Brahms
Choral Tour: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Christmas at the King Center  |  Various


Requiem  |  Fauré
Holiday Gift Concert  |  Various
A Carol Festival  |  Ades
Hodie  |  Vaughan Williams


The Creation  |  Haydn
Overture solenelle  |  Tchaikovsky
A Carol Festival  |  Ades
Christmas Day  |  Holst
Messiah  |  Handel


Grand Mass in C Minor  |  Mozart
Christmas in the Southwest  |  Susa
Gloria  |  Bass


A Midsummer Night’s Dream  |  Mendelssohn
Nänie  |  Brahms
Requiem  |  Rutter
Travel to Greece, Festival of the Aegean
A Symphony of Psalms  |  Stravinsky
A Heartfelt Holiday Concert  |  Various


Mass in Eb  |  Schubert
Feel the Spirit  |  Rutter
Messiah  |  Handel


Elijah  |  Mendelssohn
Christmas Oratorio  |   J. S. Bach


Carmina Burana  |  Orff
Requiem  |  Faure
The Singing Rooms  |  Higdon
Paris Choral Festival, Paris
Hodie  |  Vaughan Williams


Melbourne Municipal Band 50th  |  Various    
Serenade to Music  |  Vaughan Williams
Requiem for the Living  |  Forrest
Symphony No. 9  |  Beethoven
Tres Cantus Laudendi  |  Wilberg
A Carol Festival  |  Ades
Gloria  |  Rutter


Requiem  |  Verdi
Magnificat  |  J.S. Bach
Messiah  |  Handel


Requiem  |  Mozart
Luther Choral Festival - Berlin
Messe de Minuit pour Noël  |  Charpentier
Gloria  |  Vivaldi


Mass in Time of War  |  Haydn
Lux: the Dawn from on High  |  Forrest
The Many Moods of Christmas  |  Shaw/Bennett


Mass in B Minor  |  Bach
The Planets  |  Holst
Messiah  |  Handel


I am in Need of Music | Various

Beethoven Choral Festival - Vienna