Dear Friends, Brothers & Sisters!
Our world and times are changing faster than ever. Unfortunately, our era of technological progress is not bringing us any closer to genuine knowledge, faith, truth, goodness, creativity or peace.
In fact, more often and more profoundly, we are moving away from all that is important, essential, and meaningful; we are losing our ability to understand each other and to relate to each other.
But we are people, and we must not be strangers or especially enemies no matter where we live. After all, we are one family on this fragile Earth. It is our duty to remember this and to strive to understand, love and accept each other – to experience truth with our whole heart, and to bring love, life, and light to this world!
Now more than ever, it has become increasingly important for us to be responsible for the future, for our common future!
Music is an enchanting and mysterious language bestowed upon us from above, that gives us the opportunity to hear and comprehend our unity, to experience feelings in common, to open our souls.
It is with great and deep hope that we present to you this new program, in which we are uniting epochs, cultures, religions, languages, and people.
May music always open our hearts!
APOLLO FESTIVAL HALL
1. Antonio Lotti (1667-1740) “Miserere”
Translation from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer: “Have mercy upon me, O God, after Thy great goodness”,
2. Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612) “Cantate Domino”
Psalm 98 (Greek numbering: Psalm 97) is one of the psalms in the biblical Book of Psalms.
3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) “Ave Verum”
is a motet in D major (K. 618), written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for Anton Stoll,
a friend of Mozart and Joseph Haydn.
4. Anton Bruckner (1824 – 1896) “Ave Maria”
is a sacred motet a setting of the Latin prayer Ave Maria.
Anton Bruckner composed it in Linz in 1861 and scored the short work in F major for seven unaccompanied voices.
The piece, sometimes named an Offertorium, was published in Vienna in 1867.
5. Randall Thompson (1899-1984) “Alleluia“
Thompson wrote that the Alleluia is a very sad piece. The word "Alleluia" has so many possible interpretations.
The music in my particular Alleluia cannot be made to sound joyous.
It is a slow, sad piece, and...here it is comparable to the Book of Job, where it is written,
"The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord."
6. Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)”O Magnum Mysterium”(arr. Kirill Sokolov)
is a responsorial chant from the Matins of Christmas
7. Naomi Shemer (1930-2004)”Jerusalem of Gold” (arr. Jakov Dubravin)
written in 1967, became an unofficial second anthem after Israel won the Six-Day
War that year and reunited Jerusalem
8. An anonymous composer of the 17th Century - "Trisagion"
"Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us"
9. Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935) “Bless the Lord, O My Soul”
The Antiphons (settings of the Psalms) were originally sung by antiphonal choirs. The first Antiphon is Psalm 102:1-6.
10. Apostol Nikolaev-Strumsky (1886-1971) "The Great Doxology"
A prayer during Matins and Great Compline
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace and good will among men"
11. Nikolay Kedrov (1871-1940) «Our Father» Lord's Prayer
12. Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) ”The Mother of God incessantly in prayer” (arr. Kirill Sokolov)
Early choral work, "Concerto for Choir" written in 1893. Apparently it was never assigned an Opus number.
The Mother of God incessantly in prayer interceding for the world, a certain hope; doing away with the grave and killing.
You are surely the mother of the living One,
until life passes away. Inspired in your womb, ever virgin.
Doors open one hour before the performance begins.
Arts Cafe will serve snacks and beverages.
A & W - $40
B - $30
C, X, & Y - $20
D - $15
E, F, G, H, & Z - $10
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