Vox Femina LA presents "Songs of Wisdom"
Date: November 1, 2013
Location: California, USA
Vox Femina LA Presents "Songs of Wisdom"
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013
First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
540 S. Commonwealth Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020
Dr. Iris S. Levine, Artistic Director
Knowledge, understanding, insight, perception: these are all aspects of wisdom. When we imagine what wisdom looks like, we think of a face where the eyes reveal a certain knowing. Something deep and profound, highlighted by the wrinkles of time… the sagacity of our mothers and grandmothers; of saints and sages; poets and scholars. Travel on a transcendent journey as Vox tells stories of time in this powerful concert with repertoire by Hildegard, Kinley Lange, Stephen Paulus, Randall Thompson, Roger Bourland and Gwyneth Walker.
In the second half, Vox will share stage with members of the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles in an extraordinary presentation of Song of Wisdom from Old Turtle – a musical fantasy by Joseph M. Martin written for mixed chorus and narrator. The composition is masterfully adapted from a book: Old Turtle, by author Douglas Wood.
Book excerpt: Long ago, an argument arose between mountains and rivers, stars and ants, lions and bears on the nature of God. A terrible cacophony of quarreling voices rang out until wise Old Turtle quelled the din, explaining that "God is all that we dream of and all that we seek...