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Vox Nova Chamber Choir

June 17, 2018

Fourth installment of The Four Seasons concert 

Vox Nova Chamber Choir to present “The Four Seasons: Summer Solstice” in concert, Universalist Church, 1 Middle Street, Brunswick, Sunday, June 24, 7:30 p.m.

The music for Summer Solstice features the Maine Premiere of “the national anthems” by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-Winning composer, David Lang. Lang takes fragments of text from the anthems of all 193 United Nations member states and unfolds the piece at speaking speed, with plenty of room for breaths between phrases and plenty of clarity to the words. It has the feel of sad and eerie intoning.

Surrounding this musical monument are lush, verdant symbols of summer in full beauty of the season: Whitacre’s “Go, Lovely Rose” and “With a Lily in Her Hand.” Barnum’s “Sweetheart of the Sun,” “Afternoon on a Hill” and “The Sounding Sea.”  Gjeilo’s haunting “Across the Vast, Eternal Sky,” and “Identity and The Ground” from The Sunrise Mass. “Stars” by Ešenvalds features tuned water glasses representing the luminescent heavens that cross the summer night sky.

Vox Nova Chamber Choir (Est. 2009) under the direction of Dr. Shannon Chase, champions the expansive body of modern and contemporary choral repertory.

TICKETS

Tickets may be purchased online in advance with a credit or debit card  or at the door. General Admission: $20 Senior: $15 College student with ID: $10.

CONTACTS

Shannon Chase, Director

voxnovachoralconsort@gmail.com

(207) 200 -3995

 

George A. Voyzey, PR Coordinator

georgevoyzey@gmail.com

(207) 409-2134

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