2009-2010 Concert Season

A Ceremony of Carols

Ceremony of CarolsCome hear innocence and hope in Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece and audience-favorite, written on his voyage home to Britain in 1942. Britten’s decision to return home after his time in the United States was certainly influenced by “a love of place”. A stunningMagnificat in 10 parts (conceived as a “prayer labyrinth”) by Christine Donkin and works by Debussy, Carter, and Matsushita will complement.

Shadows and Reflections GraphicShadows and Reflections

Be inspired by music that will illuminate familiar and unfamiliar places and emotions. The program will include the premiere of Jack Henry’s Sombra del Mar (part of the Youth Inspiring Youth project), Eric Whitacre’s sensual She Weeps Over Rahoon, lush double choir sonorities, and works by Schubert, Paulus, and Okamura.

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Discover new repertoire from the Americas, featuring our two new Youth Inspiring Youth premieres. You will want to dance to the Dominican Republic merengue El Pambiche Lento, laugh at Libby Larsen’s witty Jack’s Valentine, and will feel a sense of belonging to something larger than self with Jeffers’ moving This We Knowon a text by Chief Seattle. We will close with Bernstein’s immortalSomewhere, evoking a deep longing for that elusive place.