DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “The Sun’s Birthday”

I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “The Sun’s Birthday.” The title is from a poem by e. e. cummings.

Here’s the program:

  • Hymn of the Cherubim — Leonard Enns
  • Cathedrals in the Sand (from Castles in the Sand) — Kevin Lau*
  • Khorurd Metz — Vahram Sarkissian
  • O nata lux — Morton Lauridsen
  • Cantique de Jean Racine — Gabriel Fauré*
  • Prelude — Ola Gjeilo
  • The Sunne of Grace — Leonard Enns*
  • Meditations — Kevin Pirker
  • Morgen — Richard Strauss*

Several pieces were sung with harpist Angela Schwarzkopf.*

The Pirker, winner of the NewWorks competition, was a premiere. The composer was on hand for this occasion.

The choir is directed by Leonard Enns. About this season Enns says: “While the previous two years were planned with, first, displacement and then resettlement in mind, this year our focus is on renewal.” About this concert Enns says: “Our theme is renewal and new life, as expressed in stories of new birth, new beginning, and also simply in sun and light.”

I previously discussed their concert “There Will Be Rest.”

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