*Because higher risk individuals will be in attendance, masks are requested for all audience members.
This deeply touching piece will present portions of the traditional Requiem Mass texts, as well as scriptures adapted from the Gospels and the Song of Solomon. Set for choir and a small chamber orchestra, the work is intended to be accessible, yet profound, poignant and celebratory- spiritual yet not formally liturgical. Utilizing timeless, folk-like melodies, and quoting from and alluding to Appalachian shape-note hymns, this new work is a deeply personal composition by Timothy Michael Powell commemorating the life and loss of his daughter.
The program will also feature both sets of Aaron Copland’s “Old American Songs” and “The Promise of Living” from his opera The Tender Land.