THE CHOIR AS A CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENT: A Commemorative Concert for Eric Ericson. The Swedish choral conductor Eric Ericson (1918-2013) was arguably the most important choral conductor of the 20th century. In the 1930s and beyond, he cultivated some of the finest choirs in the world. These choirs were among the first choral ensembles to study the performance practice of Renaissance polyphony while also meeting the challenges of virtuosic music composed specifically for them. We will sing music that Ericson championed during his career, from many eras and across the globe, including works by Morley, Monteverdi, Bach, Debussy, Barber, Sven-David Sandström, Alfvén, and others.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (View)
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