The Natural World
June 5, 6, 7, 2015
Our June program features pieces about about roses, summer nights on the water, the blessings of rain, birds and other aspects of nature, including insects! We’ll sing selections from Les Chansons des Roses by Morten Lauridsen, The Blue Bird by Charles Stanford, To be sung of a summer night on the water by Frederik Delius, Water: Making Everything New by Sanford Dole, and, as a finale, Leonard Bernstein’s Make our Garden Grow from Candide. Our all-secular program combines a capella selections with songs accompanied by piano in a lovely prelude to summer.
Morten Lauridsen: from Les Chansons des Roses
Benjamin Britten: The Evening Primrose
Paul Mealor: A Spotless Rose
Eric Whitacre: With a Lily in Your Hand
Frederick Delius: To be sung of a summer night on the water
Mark Hayes (arr.): Wade in the Water
Abbie Betinis: Songs of Smaller Creatures
Claudio Monteverdi: Quel Augellin Che Canta
Thomas Vautor: Sweet Suffolk Owl
Charles Stanford: The Blue Bird
John Lennon / Paul McCartney (arr. Daryl Runswick): Blackbird
Christine Donkin: Four Critters
Read the program notes by artistic director Sanford Dole.
Join us for a preview lecture a half hour before each concert.
Friday, June 5, 8:00pm
1675 Winchester Blvd.
Saturday, June 6, 8:00pm
555 Waverley St (at Hamilton)
Sunday, June 7, 4:30pm
500 De Haro St.
Note that the Saturday and Sunday venues are the reverse of our usual schedule.