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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 19, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Sunday Feb HeraldZeitung 5A Tonights concert is a must see Dear Editor Concerning the upcoming Mid Texas Symphony MTS Concert in New Braunfels Civic Center at 4 on Sunday Feb 19 let me say that although I am a former MTS Board Member and after making my decision I obtained the approval of two appropriate current board per sonnel no one requested that I write this The main thing I want to say about this concert is that having participat ed in the MTS Chorus rehearsals weekly since Jan 3 and also having repeatedly listened to a recorded per formance of the subject of those rehearsals English composer John Rutters have convinced me that being present at this particu lar concert is a MUST for ALL the people in Comal Guadalupe and Hays Counties whom this Symphony seeks to serve DONT MISS IT This time the musicians will be under the direction of Guest Conduc tor Franz Anton Krager whose pre vious guest appearance with our Symphony proved to be very dynam ic and much appreciated by audience and players alike The program will include Beethovens Leonore Over ture No 3 and Mendelssohns Ital ian Symphony as well as the Rutter work But as I see it Rutters composed in 1976 and 1985 and first performed in Dallas in 1985 offers unique peak experi ence opportunities to an especially v wide variety of listeners Despite being based like the Mozart i Requiem presented by our sym phony 4 years ago at a Seguin con cert on the standard old Latin Mass for the Dead form the Rutter I Requiem alternates between Latin I and English texts the program will J translate the Latin verses and pro jects mostly a stirring assuring and melodic message about the life of all human beings I In what seems to be Rutters usual I style he skill fully and elegantly com bines the best of the old with the best i of the new while also providing sounds and phrases with great popu lar appeal I The work begins with a depiction of chaos and ends in perpetual light 1 having alternated between very diffi cult but arresting passages and warm ly melodic ones and having included I a very beautiful setting of the 23rd Psalm The music has a mostly translucent sound that is expected to carry particularly well from the singers to the audience under the conditions of the Civic Center acoustics Moreover the Rutter work is being prepared by Symphony Chorus Director Daniel Long who has previ ously conducted it in Kerrville and with his San Antoniobased Texas Bach Choir It is also Daniel who brought to the MTS Chorus and its Jackson Auditorium audience a set ting of the Twelve Days of Christ mas last Dec 11 which is still being talked about by those who were there I expect those who attend the Feb 19 concert to leave hearing inside their heads the music echoes that have been occurring inside mine for the last few weeks DONT MISS IT Yours very truly John R Malcolm New Braunfels Taxpayers need some answers Dear Editor It was 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