Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more!from Three Madrigals by Emma Lou Diemer(b. 1927)
Conducted by Christina Kedzior
Christina Kedziorhails from the far southwest suburbs of Chicago. She is a candidate in the masters of music education with certification program. She instructs music and drama and helps to develop special events at the McCord Gallery and Cultural Center in Palos Park, IL. She is a former faculty member of Mount Assisi Academy where she instructed Music Appreciation and Lab Piano, developed a summer drama program, and served as the assistant to the director of the Concert Choir.
Three Madrigalsby Emma Lou Diemer is a modern American madrigal set in a Renaissance style. The final movement is “Sigh no more ladies, sigh no more!” The text for this movement hails from the Shakespearean play Much Ado About Nothing (II, iii). In this movement the fickle nature of men’s affections are lightheartedly discussed through a banter-like canon that passes between the men and the women. The canon builds to an unresolved cadence at the end of each verse.