The Voices' Choral Celebration
Greatest Choruses from 25 years of concerts
Most vocal ensembles specialize in one or two styles or periods of music. But the Voices of Ascension have always enjoyed performing works from all periods and nationalities of classical music. This program will celebrate the enormous stylistic and interpretive breadth of the ensemble.
21st Century works by Chiayu and Tabakova will contrast with the 15th Century Ave Maria by Josquin Desprez and Bach's magnificent motet Singet dem Herrn. Messiaen and Duruflé will be heard next to Byrd and Palestrina.
The German-Austrian Romantic style of Brahms Lass dich nur nichts nicht dauren and Bruckner Os justiwill lead to its ultimate conclusion in Schönberg's monumental Friede auf Erden,. And the great text of Psalm 90 will be shown in arguably the two greatest settings of those words: Vaughan Williams' Lord, thou hast been our refuge,and Charles Ives' overwhelming masterpiece, Psalm 90.
For lovers of choral music, this concert will be a memorable occasion.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8 pm
Concert at The Church of the Ascension, Fifth Ave at Tenth Street, NYC