DaCapo Choir’s “Winding Toward Peace”

I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “Winding Toward Peace.” Here’s the program:

  • Anton Brucker – Locus iste (This place) *
  • Jeffrey Van – A Procession Winding Around Me *+
    • By the Bivouac’s Fitful Flame
    • Beat! Beat! Drums!
    • Look Down Fair Moon
    • Reconciliation
  • Tarik O’Regan – Tai vez tenemos tiempo (Maybe we have time) *
  • Frank Horvat arr. by Mariette Stephenson – Guitar for Self-Isolation (based on Horvat’s Music for Self-Isolation) +
    • Positively energetic
    • Expressive and flowing
  • Leonard Enns -Ten Thousand Rivers of Oil *
    • Evolution
  • Frank Horvat arr. by Mariette Stephenson – Guitar for Self-Isolation +
    • Poignant
    • Lyrical
  • Alf Haukom – The Rune of Hospitality *+

I was only familiar with the beautiful Brucker. The other pieces had sublime harmonies. The guitar pieces were gentle and calming.

It’s not too often that choir and guitar are combined, but it worked very well here.

I’ve marked the pieces the choir sang with * and I’ve marked the pieces with guitar with +.

The guitarist was Mariette Stephenson. DaCapo is directed by Leonard Enns.

Here’s what Enns says about this program: “The path that winds its way toward peace seems to lie in that ever-changing territory between the dark forest of violence and despair, and rose-hued garden of optimism. Our program reflects both sides of this path.”

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