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 a cappella harmonies of a newly commissioned work by Patricia Van Ness.
“'Coro Allegro Premiere Shows No Fear’...That all must stand against injustice of every kind was the overriding message. The performers’ devotion to it as well as to the music was unmistakable.”—Boston Musical Intelligencer
CONCERT UPDATE: Due to unavoidable contractual obligations in Europe, we regret that Reginald L. Mobley is unable to join us for this performance of the Banks. Coro Allegro is excited to announce that the role of David Kato Kisule will be performed by prize-winning American countertenor Tai Oney, acclaimed by the Opera News for the “richness and pliability of his [voice] and by the Guardian for his “ravishing” and “suberb” performances with the London Handel Festival and English Touring Opera.