Saturday, December 14, 3:00pm
Boston Choral Ensemble Holiday Concert
Old South Church
645 Boylston St, Boston, MA
Boston Choral EnsembleÂ will giveÂ the World Premiere ofÂ Blue Shadows, Silver Sunlightâ€”commissioned through their 12th Annual Commission Competitionâ€”on the choir’s annual winter holiday concert!
Blue Shadows, Silver Sunlight (ca. 9 minutes) features settings of three poems on the theme of winter: â€œWinter Branchesâ€ by Margaret Widdemer, â€œA Winter Blue Jayâ€ by Sara Teasdale, and â€œA Winter Rideâ€ by Amy Lowell, all written in the early 20th century by American women.
Each of these poets used vivid descriptions of winter phenomena to convey moments of profound connection to the natural world. Iâ€™ve grouped these poems together because I feel they form an aesthetically cohesive set, providing the basis for a musical narrative arc that moves from quiet contemplation (â€œWinter Branchesâ€) to joyful exuberance (â€œA Winter Rideâ€).
I hope you may be able to join me at this very special performance!