Choral Arts Society's Northern Lights, Choral Illuminations from Scandinavia and Beyond
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The last date listed for Choral Arts Society: Northern Lights was Sunday May 22, 2011 / 5:00pm.
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The Choral Arts Society of Washington brings the passionate music and dance of Argentina to the Kennedy Center. Tango! Soul and Heart begins with two spiritual pieces -- Lamentations of Jeremiah, a sacred a cappella motet by Argentina's most famous composer, Alberto Ginastera, and Luis Bacalov's Misa Tango, a stunning mass that features the iconic sounds of the accordion-like bandonéon. The second half of the program finds participants performing traditional and classic tango works by such composers as Astor Piazzolla, while talented guest artists showcase the dance of passion in a dazzling display. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
- This performance was chosen as one of the top five classical concerts of the spring arts season by the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/best-bets/spring-classical,94227.html ">Washington Post</a>.
Take a glorious musical tour through Scandinavia’s masters with favorites from Edvard Grieg, Carl Nielsen, Arvo Pärt, Jean Sibelius and more! Plus Seven Songs for Planet Earth, a world premiere commission from leading Finnish composer Olli Kortekangas. Drawing texts from environmentalist and poet Wendell Berry, St. Francis of Assisi, and ancient Sami verse as well as quotes from members of the Children’s Chorus of Washington, this bold new work celebrates man’s relationship with nature in its richness and fragile vulnerability, reminding us all that respect and love for Earth should be seen as a fundamental element of human life.
From Fire Salmer, Opus 74 by Edvard Grieg – Norway
o No. 1: Hvad est du dog skjøn
o No. 2: Guds Søn har gjort mig fri
Mr. Nomura and A cappella Adult Chorus
Fynsk Forår by Carl Nielsen – Denmark
Ms. Mutchler, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Nomura, Children’s Chorus, Adult Chorus and Orchestra
The Beatitudes by Arvo Pärt – Estonia
Adult Chorus and Organ
Finlandia-hymni by Jean Sibelius – Finland
A cappella Adult Chorus
Seven Songs for Planet Earth by Olli Kortekangas (World Premiere Commission) – Finland
o No. 1: I Go Among Trees (Wendell Berry)
o No. 2: From the Praise of the Creatures (St. Francis of Assisi)
o No. 3: Sowing the Seed (Wendell Berry)
o No. 4: Yoik (Chanting the Landscape)
o No. 5: We Who Prayed and Wept (Wendell Berry)
o No. 6: The Beat (quotes from the Children’s Chorus of Washington)
o No. 7: The Peace of Wild Things (Wendell Berry)
Ms. Mutchler, Mr. Nomura, Children’s Chorus, Adult Chorus and Orchestra
Norman Scribner, conductor
Children's Chorus of Washington | Joan Gregoryk, artistic director
Leslie Mutchler, mezzo-soprano
Dustin Lucas, tenor
Christòpheren Nomura, baritone