City Called Heaven

Sun, Jan 30, 2022 7:00 PM


PROGRAM

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
                                                                                    


ARTISTS

Grant Gershon, conductor
Jenny Wong, conductor
62 singers, piano, percussion

 

ABOUT THIS CONCERT

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.

 
RUN TIME: 115 minutes

INTERMISSION: Yes

LISTEN UP! PRE-CONCERT TALK: 
Sunday, January 30 at 6 pm 
With Alan Chapman, Grant Gershon, and Jenny Wong
 

ON FULL SERIES

 

 

MEDIA

Enjoy this short film of Derrick Skye's Ready, Bright. You can read the artist's statement here.


 

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