|arr. JOSPEHINE POELINITZ||City Called Heaven|
|DERRICK SKYE||Ready, Bright|
|DALE TRUMBORE||World Premiere|
|ZANAIDA ROBLES||Veni Sancte Spiritus|
|BOBBY McFERRIN||The 23rd Psalm|
|SAUNDER CHOI||World Premiere|
|GABRIEL KAHANE||World Premiere|
|arr. YU-SHAN TSAI||Fa Shu Ha|
|arr. WENDELL WHALUM||Sweet Home|
|JUDITH SHATIN||La Frontera|
|arr. ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK||Motherless Child|
|JUAN PÉREZ BOCANEGRA||Hanacpachap cussicuinin|
|ANNA THORVALDSDÓTTIR||Heyr pú oss himnum á|
|SYDNEY GUILLAUME||Ansanm Ansanm|
Taking its title from the famous gospel hymn, this eclectic concert explores themes of homecoming and aspiring towards paradise. Earlier this year, we premiered a short film of Derrick Skye’s Ready, Bright, a piece which, in the artist's words, "sonically and visually interprets the process of gaining release from restraint using the mind, body, soul, and voice". After being postponed from our 2019–20 season, this breathtaking new commission will finally receive its live debut. We're also thrilled to present world premieres by three brilliant composers— Saunder Choi, Dale Trumbore, and Gabriel Kahane.
Ready, Bright was commissioned by the Los Angeles Master Chorale through a generous gift from Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting.
Enjoy this short film of Derrick Skye's Ready, Bright. You can read the artist's statement here.