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“Chiaroscuro” is an Italian term that literally means “bright and dark.” It often refers to the treatment of light and dark in a pictorial work of art, and it can be used to describe a singing voice that has both ring and depth, but more broadly it refers to the interplay of light and shadow, or even more generally to the contrast of dissimilar qualities. It strikes me that this interplay or contrast is present everywhere in life; it’s expressed in the concept of yin and yang, it underlies the term “bittersweet,” it produces the sayings about clouds with silver linings and windows that are opened when doors are closed. Sorrow and joy, despair and hope, lament and rejoicing—all are interwoven.

In this concert season of the Masterworks Chorale, we consider the juxtaposition of light and dark in life. From our Christmas concert with music of starlight, candlelight, and radiant love, through the masterpieces with orchestra in our Classics concert that express our fears and hopes when we confront mortality, to our Collage concert with songs that celebrate the highs and lows of romantic love, we’ll offer music that acknowledges the full range of human experience and celebrates the duality that is the hallmark of real life.

The mission statement of the Masterworks Chorale is “Connecting lives through choral music,” and to that end this season, we in the Chorale create for ourselves and for you the emotional space to embrace our full humanity, and beautiful and meaningful music to inspire such connection.

-Tim Cloeter, Artistic Director

Calendar


  • Christmas Concert:
    Radiant Midnight

    Saturday, December 2, 2017 8 p.m.
    Sunday, December 3, 2017 4 p.m.

    Epworth United Methodist Church
    4855 West Central Avenue, Toledo, Ohio


    Starlight pierces the black night sky, candlelight casts its warm glow in the dark of winter, and the love of a new mother radiates through the dim stable at Christmas. We open our concert season with music that celebrates brightness in the midst of darkness, warmth where it is cold, and hope that outshines despair. With this program of songs, readings, and audience carols, we’ll usher in the holiday season thoughtfully and joyfully.

    Tickets: Adult - $25/$20, Student - $12


  • Classics Concert:
    From Darkness into Light

    Saturday, March 24, 2018 8 p.m.


    Hope Lutheran Church
    2201 Secor Road, Toledo, Ohio

    Death, the underworld, and lamentation versus resurrection, heaven, and rejoicing—humans have long imagined the contrast of these ideas as the difference between darkness and light. In our Classics Concert we’ll feature two extraordinary compositions that express our hope for light: J.S. Bach’s Easter cantata “Christ lag in Todesbanden” (Christ lay in death’s bonds) and John Rutter’s Requiem. The cantata carries the listener from the darkness of the tomb to the bright hallelujahs of resurrection, and the Requiem eloquently expresses both a painful lament for the brevity of life, and a serenely confident prayer for hope and light eternal.

    Tickets: Adult - $25/$20, Student - $12


  • Collage Concert:
    Opposites Attract

    Saturday, June 2, 2018 8 p.m.


    The Valentine Theatre
    410 Adams Street, Toledo, Ohio


    Although women are from Venus and men are from Mars, love is in the air at this spring concert! Songs that portray the ups and downs of love will remind us of the yin and yang of human relations, as well as the nature of romance that can be by turns joyous and heart-breaking. We’ll explore the mystery of attraction in music that spans from Renaissance chansons to vocal jazz, and we’ll collaborate with exceptional Toledo artists including the Ballet Theatre of Toledo to present this appealing concert in the historic and beautiful Valentine Theatre.

    Tickets: Adult - $30/$25, Student - $17

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Individual Sponsorships

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our individual sponsors. Thank you so much for your generous support! If you would like to become one of our sponsors, click on the 'Donate' link below. Your name will appear in our concert program. Thank you for helping us to share great choral music with the Toledo community!

Corporate Sponsorships

Advertisements will appear in four Masterworks Chorale concert programs:

  • Saturday, December 2, 2017 8 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist, Toledo
  • Sunday, December 3, 2017 4 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist, Toledo
  • Saturday, March 24, 2018 8 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, Toledo
  • Saturday, June 2, 2018 8 p.m. at The Valentine Theatre, Toledo, Ohio

These concerts will provide exposure to approximately 1500 concert patrons.
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Please send ad copy and checks payable to:
Masterworks Chorale, PO Box 114, Toledo, OH 43697.
Questions? Call the Masterworks Office at 419.742.2775.

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  • $5,000 Emerald

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