The Arkansas Chamber Singers are performing at 3pm today (October 13) at Christ Episcopal Church. (They also presented this concert on Friday, October 11 at St. Mark’s Episcopal.) This concert kicks off their 40th season. The Arkansas Chamber Singers are under the direction of John Erwin.
This concert invites audiences to experience the ever popular and exciting Dello Joio composition “A Jubilant Song.” This ecstatic work with a virtuosic piano accompaniment is set to text adapted from Walt Whitman.
Also, on the program will be ‘a capella’ pieces by Felix Mendelssohn, “Kyrie,” “Ehre sei Gott,” and “Heilig,” all of which are written for double choir and are rich in Romantic harmony.
Featured on three concert will be three works for string quartet, piano, and choir that are quite simply stunning! “The Hope of Loving” by the young American composer, Jake Runestad, is set in six short movements, each by a different poet, extolling the virtues of love as the hope for mankind. Also by another American composer, Dan Forrest, the choir will sing “i thank you, God,” set to a text by e. e. cummings. This mesmerizing new work is serene and calming as well as powerfully inspirational. Brought back by popular demand is the stirring, evocative “Dark Night of the Soul,” by the wonderful Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo.
ADVANCE CONCERT TICKETS
($18 Adults, $12 Students at the door)