We're still not over AWAKENING! We thoroughly enjoy the moments when our hard work comes to fruition and beautiful music is made.
During this season of thankfulness, we are also thinking of all those who have generously donated through out the year and to all those who have attended our concerts. Your support is greatly appreciated! Each dollar is carefully and thoughtfully used to support musicians and the collaborative creation of the highest caliber choral music. We are truly passionate about what we do and we know you are too.
AWAKENING was a carefully crafted concert. As our program note said,
"awakening conjures up an image of rousing from sleep. It also signifies a revival of interest in, or attention to, what has been neglected.
Awakening is the common thread that unites the musical selections for our fall concert. The emotions with the renewal of hearts, minds, and spirits are universal and worth exploring. The Beatitudes and Ave Maris Stella explore universal truths, humility, and profound joy. Schicksalslied, a musical interpretation of destiny, follows. The vibrant energy of love (Chantez) is followed by What Sweeter Music, a ravishing hymn that calls attention to the gifts that we bring. We begin our second half with Jubilate Deo, a song of effusive praise from the Renaissance. This is followed by a musical narrative of Leonardo Da Vinci's dream of flight. We end our concert with a call to "true simplicity" and an energetic farewell.
We extend our invitation to you to engage in reflecting on moments of awakening in your life. We hope that the music we share will move you on your path of exploration toward AWAKENING."
The Beatitudes, Arvo Pärt
Ave Maris Stella, Guillaume Dufay
Schicksalslied, Johannes Brahms
Chantez, Jules Massenet
What Sweeter Music, John Rutter
Jubilate Deo, Giovanni Gabrieli
Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine, Eric Whitacre
The Gift to Be Simple, Joseph Brackett
Rytmus, Ivan Hrušovský
These pieces spanned centuries and languages and we are thrilled at the outcome. Mark your calendar for our next concerts, March 14 & 15!