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DaCapo Choir’s “Life and love and wings”

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I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “life and love and wings.” The title is from a poem by e. e. cummings. Here’s the program: Lux aeterna — Edward Elgar From a Distant Star — Jeff Enns Let My Love Be Heart — Jake Runestad I thank You God for most this amazing day — […]

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

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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 […]

KW Symphony’s “Czech Hits”

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I attended the KW Symphony’s concert “Czech Hits.” Here’s the program: Bedrich Smetana Ma vlast (My homeland) The Moldau Sarka Bob Becker Music On The Moon* Dinuk Wijeratne Invisible Cities* Valdrada Ersilia Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 8 in G major, op. 88 The only piece I knew was the Smetana, and it was glorious — […]

KW Symphony’s “The Firebird”

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I attended the KW Symphony’s concert titled “The Firebird.” It was the 1st concert in their 2019-20 season, so they started with “O Canada.” Here’s the program: Kikimora, op. 63 — Anatoi Liadov Sinfonia concertante for violoncello & Orchestra, op. 125 — Serge Prokofiev The Enchanted Lake, op. 62 — Anatoi Liadov Suite (1919 version) […]

DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “There Will Be Rest”

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I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “There Will Be Rest.” This was the last concert of their 20th anniversary season, and they welcomed back 35 alumni to sing 4 pieces with them — I was part of this alumni choir. Here’s the program: Timothy Corlis – Still Stephanie Martin – They will pass through […]

KW Symphony’s “Live by Request”

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I attended the KW Symphony’s concert “Live by Request: Music from the Stage & Screen.” Like the last time they did this, they allowed the audience to vote on songs on their cell phones. Here’s the program: Hooray for Hollywood — Williams Semper Fidelis March — Sousa from The Shape of Water, among other things […]

DaCapo Choir’s “Following the Moonroad”

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I attended DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “Following the Moonroad.” Here’s the program: Past life melodies — Sarah Hopkins Lamentatio — Leonard Enns* Tabula Rasa — Don Macdonald Peace — Carlyle Sharpe Vient le jour — Robert Ingari* Following the Moonroad — Christine Donkin* The Moon is a Stone that Shines Flight of the Fugitive Slave […]

KW Symphony’s “The Four Seasons”

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I attended the KW Symphony concert titled “The Four Seasons.” Here’s the program: Denis Gougeon — Le Jardin Mysterieux Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68 “Pastorale” Antonio Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, op. 8 The first piece was an appetizer. The Beethoven and the Vivaldi are 2 of the […]

DaCapo Choir’s “White Lights in Darkness”

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I attended DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “White Lights in Darkness.” Here’s the program: Hear My Prayer — Leonard Enns Amen — Henryk Gorecki White Lights in Darkness — Lavinia Kell Parker At Sunset — Jeff Enns+ My Song — Ivo Antognini In Sweet Music — David Archer Hymn to St. Cecilia — Benjamin Britten “Gloria” […]

DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “This Thirsty Land”

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I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “This Thirsty Land.” From the program: “Today — as a result of climate change, political decisions, wars, industry agriculture, deforestation — access to potable (and other) water is becoming an increasingly significant cause of population displacement, while at the same time flooding and rising waters levels are shifting […]