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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Key Chorale joins circus
Cirque des VoixCOURTESY PHOTO
By ALYSSA HOLCOMB H-T intern
Sunday, February 20, 2011
The Key Chorale will shine under the Circus Sarasota Big Top as they invite audiences into the new era of "Cirque des Voix."
A first time event, "Voix" and the Chorale will feature 120 adult singers as well as 40 members of the Sarasota Young Voices and the Cirque Orchestra in a program that celebrates the beauty of the body and the voice of the human being.
"We think that what we are doing is showing how the human voice and the grace of trained performers can go together to make a memorable picture and soundscape," said Richard Storm, executive director of the Chorale.
Some of the pieces involved include "Gabriel's Oboe," during which legendary aerialist Dolly Jacobs will rise above the crowd and perform, as well as Welsh composer Karl Jenkins' "Requiem," a borderline hip-hop number that will surround a group of Moroccan acrobats.
"We were looking for pieces of music that the melodic arc of which would be complimentary to the arc of the performance," said Storm. "We picked (the pieces) out because they seemed to be the most unusual and something you wouldn't expect to hear at the circus. It's going to be music with a sense of humor and music that benefits from this setting of the big top.
"The old barriers are gone in terms of classical music. Anything is possible as long as it is done with skill and dedication. There is no limit to what you can do," continued Storm.
From The Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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