Join us for Cecilia's Spring Concert!

And It Was Good: 20th Century American Choral Music

Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3:00pm   All Saints Parish, Brookline

We will close our season with a program based around Aaron Copland’s tour-de-force setting of the creation story, In The Beginning, and also including works by Randall Thompson (Alleluia and Farewell), Samuel Barber (Reincarnations), Morten Lauridsen (Nocturnes) and two pieces by Stephen Paulus, who died in 2014. The program will also offer solo songs by Copland and Barber to round out this feast of 20th Century American music.

Randall Thompson (1899-1984) - Alleluia
Aaron Copland (1900-1990) - In the Beginning
Samuel Barber (1910-1981) - Reincarnations:
(Mary Hynes, Anthony O'Daly, The Coolin)
Stephen Paulus (1949-2014) - Two Pieces:
(Little Elegy, The Road Home)
Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943) - Nocturnes:
(Sa Nuit d’Ete, Soneto de la Noche, Sure On This Shining Night)
Randall Thompson, Farewell
 

Amy Mitchell, mezzo-soprano
Barbara Bruns, piano
Nicholas White, conductor

The Boston Cecilia performs "O Magnum Mysterium" from Music Director Nicholas White's original work Alleluia! Puer Natus Est Nobis at All Saints Parish in Brookline, MA. December 4, 2016.

The women of The Boston Cecilia perform "There is no Rose" from Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols on December 4, 2016 at the All Saints Parish in Brookline, MA. Barbara Bruns, conductor; Erica Driscoll, harp.

 
The sixty-member chorus, led and prepared by Nicholas White, sings with a smooth vocal blend and crisp, percussive diction.
— Boston Classical Review, October 15, 2016
 

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