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Spring Garden Concert

June 6, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

“Join us as we celebrate a return to in-person choral singing.

This is the first live, in-person performance for the SD Master Chorale in over a year. Moving our program to an outdoor venue creates an opportunity for us to share the joy of live, choral music and introduce music that honors the beautiful, and sacred environment in which we live. This concert will feature music by Antonio Estevez, Libby Larsen (a BandQuest composer and ACF’s co-founder), Abbie Betinis (a ChoralQuest composer and McKnight fellow), and more.

We will revisit some of our favorite repertoire from the past and explore traditions with new music for this program. Of particular note are two works chosen to highlight this concert’s venue: The Water Conservation Garden. This set will feature “To Stir Up Our Wits,” by Greg Brown from his work, Vidi Aquam (I Saw Water), and “We Pray to Be at Peace” from Libby Larsen’s innovative work Missa Gaia (Mass for the Earth). Both pieces reflect on the importance of preserving and appreciating the beauty of our natural world. The program will begin and end with the chorale singing texts by American poet Langston Hughes. The final piece, “I Dream A World” by André J. Thomas, imagines a world where we embrace each other for our differences, looking forward to a moment when we can invite a place for peace and love.

The first work on the program “Give Us Our Peace,” by Rollo Dilworth (a ChoralQuest composer), is also the last piece we performed in person in 2020 (during the Fourth Annual High School Honor Choir concert).

We will feature music from the shape-note singing tradition on this program.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer’s website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.”

Date & Time: Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 4 PM CT | 2 PM PT

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