Winter Solstice Contemplation: A Choral Journey from Darkness to Light

December 7, 2019 - 8:00pm
Penn Chorale
St. Mary’s Church, Hamilton Village, 3916 Locust Walk

 

Penn Music and the School of Arts and Sciences are pleased to present:

 

Winter Solstice Contemplation:
A Choral Journey from Darkness to Light

 

Elizabeth Braden, music director

 

A debut performance for Penn Chorale, a newly formed choral ensemble led by Elizabeth Braden. This musical program, inspired by the coming Winter Solstice, touches on elements of love and death, day and night, hope and dread - and finding and experiencing these emotions in both the darkness and the light.  

 

The concert features music by Philadelphia composer Jennifer Higdon and Penn Graduate and Philadelphia composer Melissa Dunphy, as well as music by Samuel Barber, Stephen Paulus, and John Taverner.  

 

Repertoire scheduled to include:

Twelfth Night, Samuel Barber 

Funeral Ikos, John Taverner

O Oriens, Melissa Dunphy 

Lux Aeterna, James MacMillan 

To Be Sung on the Water, Samuel Barber 

The Coolin, Samuel Barber 

Deep in the Night, Jennifer Higdon 

Set Me as a Seal, Renee Clausen 

The Road Home, Stephen Paulus 

Sleep, Eric Whitacre 

 

Admission is $5 for General Public; Free with Penn ID