2017-2018 Season

MOZART GREAT MASS

Sunday, November 19, 2017 3pm • Sanders Theatre

JOSEPH HAYDN, Te Deum in C Major, Hob. XXIIIc:2

Prayers for Peace:
BOBBY MCFERRIN, Psalm 23
ERNEST BLOCH, From Jewish Life: Prayer
for solo cello and strings
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART, Ave verum corpus, K. 618

MOZART, Great Mass in C Minor, K. 427
Dana Varga, soprano
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano
Stefan Reed, tenor
Thomas Jones, bass

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WE WILL RISE

Sunday, March 11, 2018 3pm • Sanders Theatre

KAREEM ROUSTOM, Rage Against the Tyrant(s) [World Premiere]

SHAWN KIRCHNER, Songs of Ascent [Boston Premiere]
Dana Varga, soprano
Jonas Budris, tenor
Sumner Thompson, baritone

Featuring a world premiere by Syrian American composer Kareem Roustom based on street chants of the Arab Spring plus Arab and Arab-American poetry of resistance and exodus. Also on the program, Shawn Kirchner's settings of pilgrimage psalms that lift us "beyond our divisions to find peace."

 

The 11th annual Daniel Pinkham Award will be presented to Robin Godfrey, Executive Director of the international LGBTQ+ choral organization GALA Choruses.

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THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES

Sunday, May 20, 2018 3pm • Church of the Covenant

ERIC BANKS, Aluta continua: The passion of David Kato Kisule [Reprise]
Tai Oney, countertenor [**change in performer**]
Ron Williams, baritone

PATRICIA VAN NESS, Psalms of Luminous Rescue [World Premiere]
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano

We reprise Eric Banks' moving drama of the life and legacy of slain Ugandan LGBTI activist David Kato Kisule, and premiere the radiant lines and harmonies of a newly commissioned work by Patricia Van Ness.

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