Brilliant Baroque, Sublime Silences

06.08.12 (7:30pm) Victoria Fine Arts Center, Victoria, TX A collaboration with the Victoria Bach Festival; tickets available through the Festival at 361-570-5788
06.09.12 (5:30pm) St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church Austin, TX
06.09.12 (9:00pm) St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church Austin, TX
pre-concert talk by Margaret Perry (Armstrong Community Music School) one hour prior to each performance (included in ticket)

Austin Concerts: Reserved $48, $38, $28 ($10 Student)

program notes by Eric Leibrock

press release

program booklet

Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt

we sing radiance.

Compelling contrasts. Delight in a season finale of music by composers you’ve requested. Hear George Frideric Handel’s dynamic Dixit Dominus and Arvo Pärt’s luminous Berliner Messe, plus American composer Andrew Imbrie’s 1949 setting of Walt Whitman’s poem On the Beach at Night.

Twenty-seven singers from the Company of Voices will be joined by the rich sound of a 26-piece string orchestra. Two contrasting performances will be presented in Austin – come early for the clear light of day, or come late for dramatically lit atmosphere.

Handel & Pärt Singers

  • Estelí Gomez
  • Julie Keim
  • Gitanjali Mathur
  • Stefanie Moore
  • Kathlene Ritch
  • Sonja Du Toit Tengblad
  • Kirsten Watson
  • Janeene Williams

  • Janet Carlsen Campbell
  • Stella Hastings
  • Pam Elrod Huffman
  • Emily Lodine
  • Linda Blair Ramsey
  • Cecilia Kittley Shinn

  • Paul D’Arcy
  • Scott Mello
  • Jos Milton
  • Wilson Nichols
  • Tracy Jacob Shirk
  • Matt Tresler

  • David Farwig
  • Rick Gabrillo
  • Robert Harlan
  • Harris Ipock
  • John Proft
  • Lawrence Speakman
  • Paul Max Tipton

Handel & Pärt Orchestra
violin i

  • Stephen Redfield, Concertmaster
  • Bruce Colson
  • Susan Doering
  • Juan Jaramillo
  • Richard Kilmer
  • Caroline Slack
  • Corinne Stillwell
violin ii

  • Karen Clarke, Principal
  • Joan Carlson
  • Molly Emerman
  • Boel Gidholm
  • Gesa Kordes
  • Anna Luce
  • Nina Mavrinac

  • Bruce Williams, Principal
  • Ames Asbell
  • Melissa Brewer
  • Suzanna Giordano-Gignac
  • Greg Luce

  • Douglas Harvey, Principal
  • Barbara George
  • Christopher Haritatos
  • Dieter Wulfhorst
double bass

  • Melanie Punter, Principal
  • Jessica Gilliam-Valls

  • Faith Debow

Andrew Imbrie (photo Kathleen Karn / UC Berkeley)

Andrew Imbrie (photo Kathleen Karn/UCB)

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Dixit Dominus
Andrew Imbrie (1921–2007), On the Beach at Night
Arvo Pärt (b. 1935), Berliner Messe

Sample Berliner Messe (select tracks 2-8 in window), performed by Elora Festival Singers / Elora Festival Orchestra, conductor Noel Edison
International Arvo Pärt Centre
Notes for On the Beach at Night,
David Hoose, Music Director Cantata Singers