Charleston, SC (October 5, 2014) – The internationally renowned Taylor Festival Choir (TFC), led by founder Dr. Robert Taylor, will present an afternoon of festive German choral music in a program entitled "Oktoberfest in Song" at 4pm, October, 5 at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul. After the concert, TFC is partnering with Kudu Coffee and Craft Beer at 4 Vanderhorst to provide a post-concert Oktoberfest gathering.
Inspired by the Oktoberfest celebrations throughout Europe and the United States, the Taylor Festival Choir will perform music befitting such a festive day. Repertoire will include Brahm's beloved Liebeslider Waltzes, featuring Susan McAdoo and College of Charleston Professor of Piano Robin Zemp on piano, as well as two settings of the Lutheran celebratory text Singet dem Herrn Alle Welt, by J.S. Bach and Heinrich Schütz respectively. The Bach setting is widely considered J.S. Bach's greatest small-scale choral work.
Also, the newly formed Seomra TFC (Chamber TFC) will perform German madrigals written by the early-Baroque master Heinrich Schein. These settings will specifically address the libatious nature of the day, with tongue in cheek "German" humor.