Members of the Rockbridge Choral Society tidy up after Sunday's concert.
One of the wonders of this little town of 7,000 inhabitants is the wealth of good music - particularly choral music - available throughout the year. And this would hardly be the case if it weren't for William McCorkle, music director and organist at Lexington Presbyterian Church, and director of the Rockbridge Choral Society. Sunday afternoon the Choral Society performed a program in recognition of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Felix Mendelssohn.
In addition to Mendelssohn's Op. 52, Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise), we heard the Brahms Alto Rhapsody Op. 35, two Schubert lieder (Die Allmacht and Ständchen) and Schumann's In der Nacht. Mezzo-soprano Barbara Hollinshead and tenor Robert Petrillo were down from Washington, D.C., and the area's own Christine Fairfield sang soprano in the Mendelssohn.
Why don't I have a photo of the concert itself? I tried, but the music was just too good.