Crossing the Bar: A Concert of Remembrance and Hope
Featuring "Requiem" by Gabriel Fauré and "Five Mystical Songs" by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Commemorating the Centenary of the First World War Armistice - 11.11.18
November 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm and November 11, 2018 at 4:00 pm
ABOUT THE CONCERT
This concert marks the centenary of the armistice of the First World War. The concert is built on major pieces by French and English composers: Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) and Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) who both lived through The Great War. Rather than expressing fear of death, Faurés' "Requiem" expresses his view of death as, in his words, a happy deliverance, an aspiration towards happiness above. Vaughan William's "Five Mystical Songs" puts to music Easter season poems by George Herbert (1593-1633) that celebrate the Resurrection and end with a triumphant antiphon of praise, Let all the world in every corner sing: my God and King! The theme of this concert is based on the poem "Crossing the Bar" by Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-92). While an elegy, it has a tone not of sorrow but one embracing death as an inevitable part of life's journey -not as an end, but as a new beginning.
Join us for this special concert with guest conductor Dr. David Mennicke, organist Kraig Windschitl and harpist Rachel Brandwein, as we remember one armistice and hope for more to come.
ABOUT GUEST CONDUCTOR, DR. DAVID MENNICKE
Dr. David L. Mennicke is Professor of Music and Chair of the Concordia University, St. Paul Music Department, where he has been Director of Choral Studies since 1989. Mennicke is in demand as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator, having served in over 250 festivals, including the Minnesota All-State Childrens and Mens Choirs and the Florence (Italy) International Choral Festival. He was named the 2015-16 Conductor of the Year by the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota.
ABOUT SINGERS IN ACCORD
Singers in Accord is uniquely structured as a singer-led choral ensemble which collaborates with a new conductor in each concert to create distinctive concert experiences for its audience. The mission of the 40-voice auditioned chorale is to enrich lives and build community through the power of choral music. It strives to enrich the cultural life of Minnesota communities through outreach, education and innovative performances. It is a 501(C) (3) nonprofit corporation that does not employ paid staff. Because of this, financial support given is tax-deductible and goes directly to supporting its artistic mission and community outreach efforts. For more information, please visit: www.singersinaccord.org
Buetow Auditorium - Concordia University (View)
300 Hamline Ave. N.
Saint Paul , MN 55104
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