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DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “Earthrise”

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I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “Earthrise.” Here’s the program: Henry Purcell – Hear My Prayer, O Lord Nicholas Ryan Kelly – Loam Jeff Enns – Moonset R. Murray Schafer – Epitaph for Moonlight Nicholas Ryan Kelly – Earthrise Leonard Enns – This Thirsty Land* Frank Ticheli – There Will Be Stars Special guests […]

DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “Dear Mother Earth”

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I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir concert “Dear Mother Earth.” Here’s the program: In the Beginning — Aaron Copland * I Heard the Bird Cry — Kathryn Rose *** As On Wings — Leonard Enns Storm Birds — Maria Case *** The Passing of the Year — Jonathan Dove ** Dear Mother Earth — Leonard […]

Infinitum: Subject Unknown

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{3/5} “We needed the subject to feel threatened, and in real jeopardy.” Infinitum: Subject Unknown, released in 2021 A woman wakes up tied to a chair. She is able to get loose and explores the house she finds herself in. Each time she gets farther away, but eventually something happens and she finds herself back […]

DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “Be Like a Bird”

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I attended DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “Be Like a Bird.” Here’s the program: Be Like a Bird — Abbie Betinis One Ruby-throated Moment — Leonard Enns Mid-Winter Songs — Morten Lauridsen * Lament for Pasiphae Like Snow She Tells Her Love While Half Asleep Mid-Winter Waking Intercession in Late October Ondine (Prelude, Book 2, No. […]

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 Heard — 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 […]