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PMC Does Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

Jun 11, 2012
“All Night” has a beautiful history in music. For example: “You Shook Me All Night Long.” Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil” (op. 37) is a lot like that. It’s an intense choral work, an hour long, in fifteen movements, sung without instruments. It’s based largely on Russian Orthodox chants, just like the AC/DC classic. And just like the AC/DC classic, it’s a very demanding piece of music, not to mention moving, emotional, intimate, irresistible. The Pasadena Master Chorale is performing it twice this weekend, once in Pasadena, once in Altadena. It’ll keep you shaking all night long.*

Pasadena Master Chorale Presents Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil
$28; pasadenamasterchorale.org; 626.208.0009
Saturday, June 16th, 7:30 p.m.
First Congregational Church
464 E. Walnut St., Pasadena
Sunday, June 17th, 4 p.m.
Altadena Community Church
943 E. Altadena Dr., Altadena
*Sorry. Couldn’t help it.



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