2018-2019 Season


Sunday, November 11, 2018 3pm • Sanders Theatre

ANTONIO VIVALDI, Magnificat (RV 610)
ARVO PÄRT, Adam’s Lament*
PÄRT, Magnificat 
VIVALDI, Gloria (RV 589)

Dana Varga, soprano
Margaret Lias, mezzo-soprano

*Dedicated to the memory of Matthew Shepard

Join us for a glorious adventure of musical contrasts and intersections – Baroque/Contemporary, virtuosic/minimalist, exuberant/profound – as two great composers explore extremes of human suffering and heavenly exaltation, and our shared longings for peace.

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Sunday, March 24, 2019 3pm • Sanders Theatre

WILLIAM GRANT STILL, And They Lynched Him on a Tree
FRED ONOVWEROSUOKE, Caprice for piano and orchestra
ONOVWEROSUOKE, A Triptych of American Voices: A Cantata of the People
{World Premiere}

The Heritage Chorale of New Haven,
Jonathan Q. Berryman, Director
Tai Oney, countertenor
Jonas Budris, tenor
Sylvia V. C. Twine, mezzo-soprano  
Ron Williams, narrator

Darryl Hollister, piano

Voices of American composers and poets call for dialogue and justice and cry out that Black lives matter. Feauturing a kaleidoscopic world premiere by an immigrant composer that shines light on race relations in America through the prisms of three great poems: Paul Laurence Dunbar's "Sympathy," Langston Hughes' "As I Grew Older,” and Michael Castro's "We Need to Talk.” 

The 12th Annual Daniel Pinkham Award will be presented to Darryl Hollister, champion of African and African American composers and Coro Allegro’s beloved accompanist from 1993-2018. 

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Sunday, June 2, 2019 3pm • Church of the Covenant

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF, Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31

Celebrant: Taras Leschishin, baritone
Deacon: Alexander Prokhorov, bass

Experience a luminous masterwork of limitless invention based on echoes of ancient chant. Rachmaninoff doesn’t just set the words of the Liturgy, he brings the ritual radiantly to life. Hear the congregation intoning prayers, the surging procession of priests, the stamp of folksong, and the great ringing peal of bells.

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