Spiritual Voices - Old and New

Spiritual Voices — Old and New

Notre Dame, view from the east

Bora Yoon Semaphore Conductus

Change in Program: The new work by Eve Beglarian will be postponed until next season.

In its place will be: Gustav Holst Choral Hymns from the Rig-Veda, Group III for Women's Chorus and Harp

Dobrinka Tabakova On the South Downs

Haydn Theresa Mass

with chorus, organ and orchestra

Thursday, April 19 at 8:00pm

In perhaps the most unusual program we have ever presented, we offer four works that have nothing in common with each other, except that each, in its own way, has an inner core of spirituality.

Bora Yoon represents what might be called “avant-garde” — with her chorus in surround positions, taped sounds, and non-traditional instruments.

Dobrinka Tabakova’s piece, for cello solo, chorus and orchestra is more conservative, and traces its roots back to English countryside composers such as Vaughan Williams and Delius.

Finally we will perform one of the masterpieces of choral music, the Theresienmesse of Haydn. As thrilling and brilliant as this Mass can get in certain movements, there is also an interior, humble spirituality that is extremely touching and profound.