Notre Dame Chorale: Songs in Six Languages


Location: LaBar Performance Hall, West Doors, First Floor (View on map )

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The Notre Dame Chorale

Alexander Blachly, Director
Päivi Ekroth, Piano


Singt! Cantate! Canta! Cantiamo! Chantez! петь!
Songs in Six Languages

Franz Schubert – Die Forelle (German)
Thomas Tallis – Te lucis ante terminum (Latin)
Francisco Guerrero - A un niño llorando (Spanish)
Franz Liszt – Benedetto sia ‘l giorno (Italian)
Claude Debussy – Beau soir (French)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Uletál salóvushka dalyóka (Russian)
Robert Schumann – Aus alten Märchen (German)


For singers, the sound of a foreign language becomes part of the musical experience. Singing helps one internalize unfamiliar pronunciation as well as the meaning of words and serves as a gateway for those who may be drawn to further study. The Notre Dame Chorale performs songs in six languages in a brief concert for Notre Dame’s first Foreign Language Week. The seven composers whose works are represented—Schubert, Tallis, Guerrero, Liszt, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, and Schumann—were active from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries.