The Singing Guitar

Vanguard II

Back by audience demand! Vanguard II showcases extraordinary works for voices and instruments by today’s boldest compositional voices. Includes the world premiere of Andrea Clearfield’s setting of Mirabai Starr’s “Prayer to the Shekinah”, commissioned by Conspirare. Mirabai Starr will read poetry during the performance.

Please join us at 6:30pm for a pre-concert discussion with Andrea Clearfield and Mirabai Starr. Copies of Wild Mercy will be available for sale and Ms. Starr will sign copies at the merchandise table before and after the concert.


02.20.20 at 7:30pm

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

Preconcert talk at 6:30pm with KMFA’s Dianne Donovan, Mirabai Starr, and composer Andrea Clearfield

Tickets available now through the Long Center Box Office

Vanguard II Program

Click here for the Vanguard II Program PDF

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

Salutation, Ēriks Ešenvalds (b. 1977)

A Drop in the Ocean, Ēriks Ešenvalds

so quietly, Caroline Shaw (b. 1982)

from Madrigals After Dowland, Michael Gilbertson (b.1987)
II. Burst Forth, My Tears
III. Come, Heavy Sleep

The Soul Selects her own Society, Mari Ésabel Valverde (b. 1987) {text: Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)}

Messe “Cum Jubilo”, Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
II. Kyrie

I Will Be Earth, Gwyneth Walker (b. 1947)

World premiere commissioned work, Andrea Clearfield (b. 1960)

The Fruit of Silence, Peteris Vasks (b. 1946)

Underneath the Stars, Kate Rusby (b. 1973), Arr. Jim Clements (b. 1983)

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