2016-2017 Concert Season

Not One Sparrow: A Recollection of Peace Through Suffering

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in 2016-2017 Concert Season, Behind The Music, Blog | 0 comments

From Artistic Director Stephen Morton…   The process of putting a concert together can be a bit odd and selection of music for this concert began in a most unexpected way: the death of my dog, Eddie. The decision to put Eddie down was a difficult one. Truthfully, it was horrible, just as it is for anyone who has to make such a decision. But as is seemingly always the case, good came from it. Like most dogs, Eddie found his greatest pleasure in pleasing his master and when he became very ill and there was no hope of his recovery, I was determined to do what was best for him. He...

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The Rutter “Requiem” – A Chorale Member’s Perspective

Posted by on Jan 21, 2017 in 2016-2017 Concert Season, Behind The Music, Blog | 0 comments

Since joining the ACC, I have had the opportunity to sing many different settings of the “Agnus Dei” portion of the Latin mass text. Each one is unique in its own right, and I think to myself that each new one I learn is my favorite. I have experienced this again as I learn the Rutter Requiem that the Chorale and Orchestra will perform in March. This is not your typical Requiem, with English text and Psalms being interspersed with the Latin, and Rutter’s setting of the “Agnus Dei,” is, by far, my favorite movement of this work. The opening text is familiar: Agnus Dei, qui tollis...

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