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)
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
Handel & Pärt Orchestra
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