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Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble: "Songs of Ecstasy," April 13-15

Location: Vermont, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble, based in Montpelier, Vermont, and directed by Nathaniel G. Lew, presents "Songs of Ecstasy", a survey of sacred choruses spanning five centuries including Gwyneth Walker's new settings of mystical poems by American Trappist monk Thomas Merton:
  • Dmitry Bortniansky (1751-1825), Choral Concerto 9: Sey den’ eho zhe sotvori Hospod’
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594), Three motets from Canticum canticorum (Vulnerasti cor meum - Vox dilecti mei - Surge propera amica mea)
  • Gwyneth Walker (b. 1947), Songs of Ecstasy
  • Nearer, My God, to Thee (hymn medley, arr. Nathaniel G. Lew)
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Motet: O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf
  • Bortniansky, Choral Concerto 32: Skazhi mi, Hospodi, konchinu moyu
  • Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), Motet: Salve Regina
  • Brahms, Motet: Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz 
Performances
  • Friday April 13, 7:30 pm, Church of St Thomas, Hanover NH
  • Saturday April 14, 7:30 pm, Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph VT
  • Sunday April 15, 4:00 pm, Cathedral of St Paul, Burlington VT
Information at (802) 540-1784 and counterpointchorus.org.
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