John Rutter’s sublime Requiem plus selections by American composers André Thomas, René Clausen, and Susan LaBarr and a commissioned piece from Grace Coberly, former Heritage Chorale scholarship recipient.
Works by Barber, Brahms, Finzi, Mendelssohn, Pachelbel, and Rachmaninoff and the premiere of Scott Howard Eggert’s “Teach Me Your Mood,” commissioned by Heritage Chorale.
We celebrated women composers Emma Lou Diemer, Elaine Hagenberg, Alice Parker, Rosephanye Powell, Williametta Spencer, and Gwyneth Walker. The program included Wenxin Li’s setting of a poem from the Tang dynasty, Geneviene Wong’s arrangement of Southeast Asian folk tunes, and concluded with Randall Thompson’s Frostiana, beautiful settings of several of Robert Frost’s beloved poems.
Heritage Chorale welcomed our new artistic director, Wen Chin Liu, as we performed a program featuring Antonio Vivaldi’s Introduction (RV639) and Gloria (RV588), accompanied by an orchestral ensemble. Works by Ola Gjeilo, Morten Lauridsen, Giovanni Gabrieli, Alice Parker, Elaine Hagenberg, and others completed the program.
Selections from the socially-driven Chilean Nueva Canción (New Song) movement and Ariel Ramírez’s Misa Criolla, accompanied with original Andean instruments. Performed entirely in Spanish and presented with South American ensemble Raíces del Ande.
Blossoming Forth: A Celebration of Contemporary Women Composers
Love ballads to gospel songs composed or arranged by American composers, including Aaron Copland, Norman Dello Joio, Joseph Jennings, Moses Hogan, and Leonard Bernstein. Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass was the featured work.
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Selections included music by Leonard Bernstein, Randall Thompson, and Eleanor Daley, concluding with Gabriel Faure's Requiem accompanied by chamber ensemble.