Steven Sametz’s classic I Have Had Singing is one of several works featuring texts about the powerful act of singing and the lasting joy that it can bring, even in times of adversity. Mark Kilstofte wrote Everyone’s Voice on a World War I poem by Siegfried Sassoon in 2022 with the war in Ukraine on his mind. Craig Hella Johnson composed Song from the Road in 2018 on a poem by his friend and collaborator Michael Dennis Browne. Also on the program: British composers Benjamin Britten and E.J. Moeran. Sets by Irving Fine and Scott Joplin are among the chorus’s all-time favorites.
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All NAS singers and staff are fully vaccinated, and singers have all tested negative prior to the concert. For audience members, masks are optional but strongly encouraged.
|Everyone’s Voice||Mark Kilstofte|
|I Have Had Singing||Steven Sametz|
|Song from the Road||Craig Hella Johnson|
|The Choral New Yorker||Irving Fine|
|Choruses from Treemonisha||Scott Joplin|
|The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard||Benjamin Britten|
|O Cool is the Valley Now||Thomas Beveridge|
|Me! Come! My Dazzled Face!||Andrew Rindfleisch|
|Songs of Springtime||Ernest J. Moeran|
|Wait on the Lord||Rosephanye Powell|
|The Campers at Kitty Hawk||Michael Dellaira|
The Sunday, May 21, performance will also be available for online streaming.