EASTON — Easton Choral Arts Society will present its fall concert, “A Singable Feast,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Christ Church in Easton.
From appetizers and ale to cakes and coffee, this concert will leave patrons hungry, with songs about food from the classics, Broadway and jazz. The PDQ Bach work, “The Seasonings,” written by Peter Schickele, will be featured.
Penny Hall of Easton Choral Arts Society said “The Seasonings,” a satirical rendition of Haydn’s oratorio “The Seasons,” is an audience favorite. The four seasons of Haydn’s work are replaced by seasonings such as tarragon, leeks, sesame and curry, and incorporated into a story about the search for the perfect ingredients for a recipe.
In “The Seasonings,” the chorus is accompanied by an orchestra.
Schickele is internationally recognized as one of the most versatile artists in the field of music, creating four feature films.
The addition of Jacque Offenbach’s “The Recipe” may entice patrons to bake a cake, while “Coffee in a Cardboard Cup,” by the composers of “Cabaret,” will tickle the funny bone. The concert’s repertoire also will include works by Paul Carey, John Rutter, Allen R. Petker, Greg Gilpin, Kirby Shaw and Sigmund Romberg.
Easton Choral Arts Society Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization funded in part by the Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County Arts Council and Mid-Shore Community Foundation.