DaCapo Choir’s “My Spirit Sang All Day”

I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “My Spirit Sang All Day.” DaCapo is celebrating its 25th anniversary and aside from the one premiere all of the other pieces are ones they’ve sung before.

As such, this was a very satisfying concert for me as I knew a bunch of the pieces. The Whitacre was heartbreaking, the Hopkins was bold, the Britten was joyful, the Belmont had transcendent harmonies, and the Enns was fun.

Here’s the program:

  • My Spirit Sang All Day — Gerald Finzi
  • Black Riders — Iman Habibi
  • When David Heard — Eric Whitacre
  • Shadows — James Rolfe
  • Snow — Benjamin Bolden
  • Calme de nuits — Camille Saints-Saens
  • Past Life Melodies — Sarah Hopkins
  • Hymn to St. Cecilia — Benjamin Britten
  • If Music be the Food of Love — Jean Belmont
  • Beim Kronenwirt — Leonard Enns

The Bolden was the premiere, and the composer was in attendance and said a few words.

Several soloists got their chance to shine. There was also an encore, “Earth Song” by Frank Ticheli.

The choir is directed by Leonard Enns. In the program he says, “While the concert marks the joyful achievement of twenty-five years of singing, we know that our world is aching with the agony of newly devastating wars, and the madness of senseless political conflict. Current realities stand in stark contrast to the Remembrance Day motto of ‘Lest we forget.'”

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