The Bowdoin Chamber Choir will perform its fall concert, "Musical Flora and Fauna" tonight and Saturday. The music chosen reflects and honors the diversity of life on our planet and how that life has been represented in music. The choir will play music inspired by a variety of lifeforms, including the lowly cricket, the sly snake, the lovely rose and the majestic lion.

The music also examines various styles, including a 16th-century frottola, opera, music from Shakespeare's comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and an American folk song.

In addition to choir director Robert Greenlee, junior Christopher Li will conduct three of the ensemble's selections, including "Zitné pole (or Field of Rye)" by Dvooák, "You Spotted Snakes" by Matthew Harris and "Ecce vicit Leo (Behold the Lion)" by Peter Phillips. Molly Masterson '10 will accompany the choir on the clarinet for Randall Thompson's "The Pasture" and Nell Yong Mei '10 will perform on the piano in "I Bought Me a Cat" by Aaron Copland. The program also features many of the Chamber Choir students as vocal soloists.

The Bowdoin Chamber Choir will present "Musical Flora and Fauna" tonight at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 21 at 3 p.m. in the Bowdoin College Chapel.

-Compiled by Lauren Xenakis