Sturridge saves Liverpool the blushes

first_img0Shares0000Super sub: Daniel Sturridge rescued a point for Liverpool in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 29 – Substitute Daniel Sturridge’s sensational strike a minute from time preserved Liverpool’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season as Jurgen Klopp’s men salvaged a 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Saturday.For the second time in four days Eden Hazard seemed set to haunt Liverpool as after deciding a League Cup tie between the pair on Wednesday, the Belgian fired Chelsea in front on 25 minutes. Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino had efforts cleared off the line and Xherdan Shaqiri sliced wide a great chance as Liverpool were headed for defeat.But Sturridge’s late intervention means they move level on points with Manchester City at the top of the table ahead of a huge clash between the two at Anfield next weekend.Chelsea are just two points back in third and showed their own title credentials by continuing an unbeaten start under Maurizio Sarri with an impressive defensive display complemented by Hazard’s class at the other end of the field.Both sides were back to full strength after Sarri and Klopp made eight changes for the League Cup between the pair.Salah was back for Liverpool after being crowned the third best player in the world for the past year by FIFA on Monday.But the dead eye for goal shown by the Egyptian last season to earn that accolade ahead of the likes of Lionel Messi and Hazard was missing as Liverpool paid for a wasteful start.Twice Salah wriggled into clear shooting positions on his favoured left foot on the edge of the box inside the first 10 minutes, but his first tame effort was easily saved by Kepa Arrizabalaga before he blazed his second high and wide.– Moment of magic –Eden Hazard scored the winning goal for Chelsea against Liverpool for the second time in four days © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASJust as in midweek when Hazard came off the bench to win the game with a stunning individual run and finish, Liverpool were undone by a moment of magic from Chelsea’s number 10.Hazard was picked out by a fine through ball from Mateo Kovacic and forced onto his weaker left foot he still managed to drill the ball low past Alisson Becker for his seventh goal of the season.Chelsea have dominated possession since Sarri took charge, but the hosts seemed happy to sit on their lead and not expose themselves to Liverpool’s rapid counter-attack after going in front.Salah should have levelled against his old club just after the half hour mark when he outmuscled Marcos Alonso and rounded Kepa, but his goalbound effort was cleared off the line by Antonio Rudiger.The world’s two most expensive goalkeepers were on show and both Kepa and Alisson showed why they cost a combined £140 million with big saves on the hour mark.Firstly, the Spaniard got down quickly to his right to turn Mane’s shot behind for a corner.Moments later a quick Chelsea free-kick caught Liverpool napping and Alisson produced a brilliant block to deny Hazard his second.Salah paid for his profligacy before the break when he was replaced by Shaqiri 24 minutes from time.But that decision from Klopp looked costly when the Swiss international sliced wide from point-blank range with just Kepa to beat from Andy Robertson’s teasing cross.David Luiz then hacked clear Firmino’s header off the line as Liverpool seemed set to be held scoreless for the first time since they last visited Chelsea in May.However, Sturridge succeeded where Liverpool’s first-choice front three had failed with a spectacular dipping effort from 25 yards against his old club to again prove his worth in Klopp’s bid to end a 29-year wait to win the title.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

The evenings program was presented by the followin

first_imgThe evenings program was presented by the following choirs:Community Chorus from Prescott  with conductor Michael McCall.Prescott Chorale with conductor Dennis Houser. NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir with conductor Dr. Edith Copley.Orpheus Male Chorus with conductor Brook Larson.[photo by Sue Kirsch]NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir with conductor Dr. Edith Copley.[photo by Colleen Connery]Prescott Chorale with conductor Dennis Houser.[photo by Sue Kirsch]The Orpheus Male Chorus with conductor Brook Larson, with Lynne Haeseler on piano and Daga Suchon, violin.[photo by Zoe Lieb]Community Chorus from Prescott  with conductor Michael McCall, with Lynne Haeseler on piano. The evening was unforgettable, a gorgeous selection of songs performed with excellence and sensitivity.[photo by Sue Kirsch]Morten Lauridsen himself was the image of humble genius while he played accompanying piano for the choirs and later received the Minds for History Award, presented by Arcosanti President Jeff Stein. Morten Johannes Lauridsen is an American composer and recipient of the National Medal of Arts. He was composer-in-residence of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and has been a professor of composition at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music for more than 40 years.A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lauridsen worked as a Forest Service firefighter and lookout (on an isolated tower near Mt. St. Helens) and attended Whitman College before traveling south to study composition at the University of Southern California with Ingolf Dahl, Halsey Stevens, Robert Linn, and Harold Owen. His works since then have been recorded on more than 200 CDs, five of which have received Grammy Award nominations.A recipient of numerous grants, prizes, and commissions, Lauridsen chaired the Composition department at the USC Thornton School of Music from 1990–2002 and founded the School’s Advanced Studies program in Film Scoring. He has held residencies as guest composer/lecturer at over one hundred universities and has received honorary doctorates from Whitman College, Oklahoma State University, Westminster Choir College and King’s College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Lauridsen now divides his time between Los Angeles and his summer residence on a remote island off the northern coast of Washington State.Here is the program of the evening.Introduction………….Jeff Stein and Lynne Haeseler“Love Song” (Rilke)…………………………Sally Gebler, dance                                                            Jeff Stein, spoken word                                Daga Suchon, violin“Contre qui, rose” (Lauridsen)…………………………………..Community Chorus                                                                                                    Michael McCall, conductorThe Words of Morten Lauridsen…………..Jeff Stein“Dirait-on” (Lauridsen)…………………………………………………………..Prescott Chorale “Prayer” (Lauridsen)……………………………………………………Dennis Houser, conductor               on a poem by Dana Gioia“Ov’è, lass’, il bel viso?” from Madrigali (Lauridsen)……..NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir“O Magnum Mysterium” (Lauridsen)……………………………….Dr. Edith Copley, conductorIntroduction to “Lux Aeterna”….Morten Lauridsen“Lux Aeterna” (Lauridsen)……………………………Community Chorus/ Prescott ChoraleIntroitus, Veni Sancte Spiritus, Agnus Dei……………………Michael McCall, conductorPresentation……………………………………..Jeff Stein.“Sure on this Shining Night” (Lauridsen)………………………..Orpheus Male Chorus                                                                                                  Brook Larson, conductor                            Morten Lauridsen, piano“Best and the Brightest” (Kirschner)…………………..Dianne Dietrich Leis, Photographs                                                                                           Daga Suchon,violin                                                                                           Lynne Haeseler, pianoConclusion………………………………………Jeff Stein“For the Beauty of the Earth” (Rutter)……………………………All choirs and performers“For the Beauty of the Earth” (Kocher)………………………………………Audience Sings September 23, 2015We continue our report of Saturday 9/19/2015 Colly Concert ILLUMINATION LUX AETERNA with compositions of world-celebrated Morten Lauridsen.Guests enjoying wine and cheese in the Colly Gardens before the performance.[photo by Sue Kirsch, text by Zoe Lieb and Sue Kirsch]last_img read more