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Contemporary & Classic

Frank Martin’s masterwork Mass for Double Choir is the centerpiece of this concert showcasing works for double choir.  Enjoy the interplay of double choir as brought to life by the world-class singers of Conspirare.  Khalil Gibran’s poem “On Friendship” begins the evening in a luminous setting by Eriks Esenvalds. The program also includes “I Would Rather Die Than Hate You,” a setting of Martin Luther King’s  words, by composer Paul Ayres, William Harris’ “Faire is the Heaven” and  Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Year.


02.23.20 at 4:00pm

St. Martin’s Lutheran Church
606 W. 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701

Preconcert talk at 3:00pm with soprano Kathlene Ritch


Contemporary & Classic Program

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Click titles and composers in program listing below for recordings and biographical information:

On Friendship, Ēriks Ešenvalds

I would rather die than hate you, Paul Ayres (b. 1970) {Text: Martin Luther King (1929-1968)}

Faire is the Heaven, William Harris (1883-1973)

The Passing of the Year, Jonathan Dove (b. 1959)
I. Invocation
II. The narrow bud opens her beauties to the sun
III. Answer July
IV. Hot sun, cool fire
V. Ah, Sun-flower!
VI. Adieu! Farewell earth’s bliss!
VII. Ring out, wild bells


Mass for double choir, Frank Martin (1890-1974)
I. Kyrie
III. Credo
IV. Sanctus
V. Agnus Dei

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