Concert

Saturday, May 14, 2016 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 4:00 p.m.

All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto, CA
Program Highlights: Betinis’ A Blessing of Cranes, musical settings of excerpts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Libby Larsen’s The Witches’ Trio, and One With the Wind by David O.
Act I brings that of which we dare not speak—reveries, spells, the eternal and its power of healing. Highlighted is the transformative story of resilience told in Abbie Betinis’ A Blessing of Cranes, co-commissioned by the Peninsula Women’s Chorus.

Act II celebrates the words of William Shakespeare with musical settings of excerpts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the swirling, mysterious spells of Macbeth, in Libby Larsen’s The Witches’ Trio. The concert concludes with the all-encompassing One With the Wind by David O, featured as the keystone piece at The New Music for Treble Voices Festival in March 2015.
Concert Teaser:
CompositionComposer/ArrangerNotes
Mass No. 6 - 1. KyrieGyörgy Orbán 1947-composed in 2000
Mass No. 6 - 2. GloriaGyörgy Orbán 1947-composed in 2000
Mass No. 6 - 3. Sanctus/BenedictusGyörgy Orbán 1947-composed in 2000
Mass No. 6 - 4. Agnus DeiGyörgy Orbán 1947-composed in 2000
A Blessing of CranesAbbie Betinis 1980-Commissioned by the 2014 Women's Choir Commission Consortium of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
Song of Perfect ProprietyCarol Barnett 1949-composed in 2006
3 Songs from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 1. I do wander everywhereCary Ratcliff 1953-
3 Songs from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 2. Philomel with melodyCary Ratcliff 1953-
3 Songs from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 3. I will wind thee in my armsCary Ratcliff 1953-
The Witches’ Trio Libby Larsen 1950-composed in 2000
Dulce est (from Adagia)Pekka Kostiainen 1944-composed in 2004
Ut ameris (from Adagia)Pekka Kostiainen 1944-composed in 2004
Acta est fabula (from Adagia)Pekka Kostiainen 1944-composed in 2004
Jack's ValentineLibby Larsen 1950-composed in 2002
Veni, amica mea Pekka Kostiainen 1944-
One with the windDavid O.composed in 2014
Ain'-a That Good Newsarr: William L. Dawsonarranged in 1974