january, 2020

18jan7:30 pm9:00 pmBrattleboro Concert Choir - the Rise and the FallSongs of Redemption7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Latchis Theatre Event Organized By: Brattleboro Concert Choir

Event Details

Brattleboro Concert Choir presents
THE FALL AND THE RISE: SONGS OF REDEMPTION

Saturday January 18 2020 7:30pm
Sunday January 19 2020 3pm

Latchis Theatre, Brattleboro
Adam’s Lament – Arvo Part
Dreamweaver – Ola Gjeilo

Music Director – Jonathan Harvey
Soloist – Junko Watanabe

With this program, we explore a redemption story in two parts: Adam’s Lament by Arvo Pärt is “The Fall,” and Dreamweaver by Ola Gjeilo is “The Rise.”

Tickets:
General – $18 in Advance, $20 at the Door
Youth – $10
Under 13 – Free
Available online: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=bmcvt

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt composed Adam’s Lament in 2009. The piece is a setting of a haunting Church Slavonic text by Russian Eastern Orthodox monk Saint Silouan. It is a stark exploration of the biblical Adam’s grief and pain at being cast out of Eden, and then seeing his son Abel murdered by his other son Cain. Pärt’s piece is filled with chant-like passages, cries of anger, pleas for mercy, and ethereal strings. Pärt wrote that in this piece, Adam represents “humankind in its entirety and each individual person alike, irrespective of time, epochs, social
strata and confession.”

From that “Fall,” we proceed to a “Rise” from the afterlife! Contemporary Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo’s 2017 piece Dreamweaver is an English retelling of a medieval Norwegian epic poem. It is the story of a man who sleeps for thirteen days, wakes up, and immediately rides to his church to recount to the congregation a dream about his heroic quest through the afterlife, from which he has emerged triumphant. Gjeilo’s setting is deeply influenced by film music, and is full of grand, sweeping, inspiring moments.

Time

(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Latchis Theatre

50 Main St

Organizer

Brattleboro Concert Choir

The Brattleboro Concert Choir performs an exciting and challenging repertoire, ranging from classic choral masterpieces to rarely heard and newly commissioned works. The Choir’s far-ranging and adventurous programming involves innovative collaborations and presentations and presents dynamic concerts to packed audiences twice yearly. Under the direction of new Music Director Jonathan Harvey, the Choir continues its commitment to a high level of musical excellence and emotional connection.
The BMC’s oldest performing ensemble, the Brattleboro Concert Choir was created by Blanche Moyse even before she established the BMC. The Choir’s repertoire has included such classic works as the Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil, Handel’s Israel in Egypt, and the Requiems of Brahms, Verdi, Durufle, and Mozart, as well as contemporary music by Eric Whitacre, Ola Gjeilo, Morten Lauridsen, Bob Chilcott, and commissions of Nico Muhly’s Jubilate and Paul Dedell’s Divine Chemistry.
The Choir is open to all singers, of every voice part and gender, by audition. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 7-9 pm, with semi-regular sectionals at 6 pm. Singers interested in learning more about the Choir and how to get involved or schedule an audition should contact Jonathan Harvey at the Brattleboro Music Center (802-257-4523; info@bmcvt.org).
72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro, VT 05301

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