The Wound in the Water by Kim Andre Arnesen
A MASTERPIECE FOR OUR TIME
A DAZZLING NEW WORK BY A RISING STAR
"The Wound in the Water" by Kim Andre Arnesen
The "Wound in the Water", by acclaimed young Norwegian composer Kim Andre Arnesen, received its premiere in Norway less than two years ago (July 2016) yet is already being hailed as a masterpiece. Commonwealth Chorale is delighted to be one of the first choruses to bring this lyrical tour de force to an American audience.
The text, by UK-based poet and librettist Euan Tait, evokes a world in pain in which we are divided by greed from one another and exiled from our own capacity for love. With stirring orchestration for strings and piano and luscious vocals, Arnesen's ultimately uplifting work concludes with hope for healing and a shared song.
Sunday, March 11, 2018 3:00 pm
Church of the Holy Name,
1689 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA
"Grand Mass in E-flat major" by Amy Beach
An exclusive evening with Commonwealth Chorale & the New England Philharmonic
Join us for one of the most exciting concerts in our 42-year history, as Commonwealth Chorale presents the first major choral and orchestral work to be premiered in the U.S. by an American woman composer. At its premiere 125 years ago by the Handel & Haydn Society, Amy Beach's majestic "Grand Mass" was enthusiastically received, but it has rarely been performed since 1892 because it lacked a legible full orchestral score--till now.
Music scholar Matthew Phelps has created a critical edition of the full score and given Commonwealth Chorale the right of first performance in Boston. We are honored to team with the internationally-renowned New England Philharmonic to reintroduce the Greater Boston community to this important work and place it firmly in the classical choral repertoire. We encourage you to get your tickets early as this performance may sell out.
Church of the Holy Name (View)
1689 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|