October 15, 2005

Chicago A Cappella - Shall I Compare Thee?

On its new CD, the world class nine voice ensemble Chicago a cappella brings its trademark "wit, imagination, [and] flawless intonation" to 23 contemporary choral settings of Shakespeare texts - including ten recorded premieres and three works composed expressly for the group. Making its Cedille Records debut, Chicago a cappella performs artful arrangements that draw from influences ranging from bossa nova and the blues to Renaissance and Medieval modes. You’ll hear a fascinating spectrum of styles within single works and across the entire program. This is one CD where (in the words of the Bard) "music and sweet poetry agree." 7916 CD 15.98

Posted by acapnews at October 15, 2005 2:54 AM