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Choral Splendor: Old & New – ChoralNation
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Get ready to be swept away by the stunning singing of the Cleveland Chamber Choir, Cleveland’s premier professional choral ensemble, as we conclude our season with Choral Splendor: Old & New. Reserve your tickets for our March 2nd and 3rd performances here.

A Fusion of Past and Present
This concert is a unique exploration of how modern masters like Caroline Shaw, Jeff Scott, and Andrew Rindfleisch pay homage to, and borrow from, musical geniuses of the past. Prepare to be moved by their contemporary takes on classic compositions from legends like Thomas Tallis, Dietrich Buxtehude, Gregorio Allegri, and Igor Stravinsky.

TWO World Premieres!
In our ongoing commitment to expanding the canon, we're excited to present two world premiere commissions:“Nǐ de Mìngyùn, Ayanmo Mi” (Your Destiny, My Destiny) by world famous composer and horn player, Jeff Scott. This mesmerizing piece is inspired by the I Ching and Ifa divination practice, and is written in dialogue with Stravinsky’s Yule divinations: Four Russian Peasant Songs, for four french horns and choir.
Joshua Estok, a rising star who is a student at Cleveland State University, reimagines the opening lines of Tallis’s “If Ye Love Me” to create a meditation on how we love, expressed in speech and song.

Music with a Message
Our program closes with To the Hands, by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw. The work takes as its starting point the cantata “Ad manus” (“To the hands”) from Dietrich Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu nostri (The Limbs of our Jesus). As Shaw writes:

To the Hands begins inside the 17th century sound of Buxtehude. It expands and colors and breaks this language, as the piece’s core considerations, of the suffering of those around the world seeking refuge, and of our role and responsibility in these global and local crises, gradually come into focus.

Support a Noble Cause
Join us in making a difference. This year, a record number of people around the world have been displaced from their homes. A portion of proceeds from our pay what you will tickets will go to aid Re:Source Cleveland. Across eight programs they support our newest neighbors as they settle into life in Cleveland after their initial transition. They work with children and adults who come to Cleveland as refugees, humanitarian parolees, asylum seekers, and those with temporary protected status. Their work focuses on supporting newcomers in building thriving lives through education, mentoring, tutoring, mental health and wellness, urban agriculture, employment, content creation, youth sports and recreation, and social services and benefits enrollment. Or visit resourcecleveland.org/give to support this important work directly.

Special Pre-Concert Talk
Enhance your experience with a pre-concert talk by Dr. Charles Edward McGuire from Oberlin College & Conservatory, 45 minutes before each show.

Save the Dates!

Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 7:00 PM (pre-concert talk at 6:15 PM)
First Lutheran Church, 1019 W. 5th St., Lorain
Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 4:00 PM (pre-concert talk at 3:15 PM)
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2747 Fairmount Blvd, Cleveland Heights

Reserve Your Spot!
Don't miss this soul-stirring celebration of music. Reserve your tickets here.

This concert is presented with generous grants from The Cleveland Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, The Gund Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, Local 4 Music Fund and the Bascom Little Fund, and with the help of generous donors like you. Please consider supporting Cleveland Chamber Choir with a donation.

We hope to see you on March 2nd or 3rd for an unforgettable concert experience!

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  • Sat, Mar 2, 2024, 7:00 pm
  • First Lutheran Church
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