Una Voce Chamber Choir - Intimations of Immortality
The centerpieces of UVCC's return to live performance will be two large works for chorus and strings. Gwyneth Walkers The Golden Harp opens the concert. Scored for mixed chorus, soloists, string quartet, and reader, The Golden Harp excerpts poems by the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore. Bright, earthy, and exuberant, Walker's work expertly illuminates Tagores themes; devotion, death as consummation of life, and spirituality that is non-sectarian and inward looking. Anchoring the second half of the program will be Tarik ORegans majestic Triptych. Composed in 2005 for chorus and string orchestra, ORegans work juxtaposes texts from a variety of sources, and bristles with a rhythmic energy inspired by North African musical traditions and reflecting the vibrancy of city life.
The program will also include Alice Parkers Heavenly Hurt, a slender and modal setting of seven poems by Emily Dickinson scored for four-part chorus and solo cello, and will close with Ola Gjeilos Song of the Universal, written for eight-part chorus and string orchestra. For each of the four major works scored for chorus and strings, UVCC will be joined by members and guest musicians of Palaver Strings, an innovative, musician-led ensemble based in Portland. An intimate a cappella set will round out the concert, with works by Z. Randall Stroope, Judith Bingham and Elaine Hagelberg.
*Una Voce Chamber Choir Health & Safety Protocols*
Fully vaccinated attendees 5 years of age and older will be permitted to attend Una Voce Chamber Choir performances. Concert goers will be asked to show proof of full vaccination upon entry via a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or a photocopy or mobile photo of a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. Masking is also required inside of Brunswick High School and Crooker Theater. The vaccine will only be considered currently valid if it was administered within six months of the concert date for Pfizer and Moderna, or two months for Johnson and Johnson. Evidence of vaccination status may be paper, photographic, or a generally accepted digital certificate such as ClearPass, as long as the evidence shows the date of the most recent vaccination. Medical exemptions will not be accepted.
Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School (View)
116 Maquoit Rd
Brunswick, ME 04011
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