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This Sunday, SA Chamber Choir Will Leave You "Breathless"

Beate Gersch
Scott McPherson

The San Antonio Chamber Choir begins its ninth season on October 20 with "Beginnings and Endings" at the Oblate School of Theology’s Immaculate Conception Chapel.

"We feature a wide range of music from the early Baroque music of Sweelinck with a Bach motet through Mahler, an Estonian composer of note, we go on to music of Britten and Holst, and we close with some wonderful spiritual arrangements by Moses Hogan." said Artistic Director Scott MacPherson.

The group's website says that one of the selections of the performance with leave listeners breathless.

"There are certain pieces 0n our programs now and then that when the piece is over you just go, 'Oh my goodness, I can’t even breathe it was so beautiful!'" MacPherson said.

Breathless, perhaps, so could you also say "intoxicated"?

“That’s a beautiful way to put it," MacPherson said. "When choral music or vocal music of any form is done correctly there’s something mesmerizing about it, and can grip the listener in a way that other music doesn’t."

Your chance to be mesmerized is this Sunday, October 20  at 3 p.m. Tickets to the performance are available online or at the door.

Jack Morgan can be reached at jack@tpr.org and on Twitter at @JackMorganii