FARMINGTON — The UMF Community Chorus will perform “King David,” composed by Arthur Honegger, on Sunday, May 8, in Nordica Auditorium.

Composed originally by Honegger as incidental music for a biblical drama by Rene Morax, this dramatic work tells of the passage of David, the biblical hero, from shepherd boy to king. Its success inspired Honegger to weave the 27 movements together with Morax’s narrative to create today’s familiar “symphonic psalm.” Though later arranged for full orchestra, the UMF performance will use the original instrumentation of winds, percussion, keyboards and string bass.

The chorus, under the direction of Dr. Bruce McInnes, will begin at 3 p.m., in the auditorium in Merrill Hall on the University of Maine at Farmington campus. 

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, free for children under 12. For more information, call 778-7072 or email [email protected]

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