Postponed: New England Symphonic Ensemble
Choirs from the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, comprising of more than 400 voices, perform an Easter day program of traditional and modern choral music. Australian composer Thomas King’s Lux et Tenebris is performed in a world premiere. The program also includes Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, the first of which is a setting of George Herbert’s lyrical poem Easter. Diana Wiens, Elise Bradley, Stephen M. Hopkins and Lindy Connett make their Carnegie Hall conducting debuts.
New England Symphonic Ensemble
Diana Wiens, Elise Bradley, Seán Boulware, Stephen M. Hopkins, and Lindy Connett, Conductors
With participating choruses
MOZART Vesperae solennes de confessore, K.339
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Five Mystical Songs
BOB CHILCOTT Canticles of Light
MARK HAYES "Gloria in Excelsis Deo" from Gloria
MARK HAYES Te Deum
MOZART Mass in C Major, K. 220, "Sparrow"
FAURÉ Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 (arr. John Rutter)
THOMAS KING Lux ex Tenebris (World Premiere)