National Philharmonic: Northern Lights

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8pm

The Music Center

National Philharmonic
Music Center

National Philharmonic:
Northern Lights

National Philharmonic Chorale
Stan Engebretson, conductor

Rachmaninoff   Vespers (selections)
Ola Gjeilo   Northern Lights
Unicornis Captivatur
The Lake Isle

Alistair Coleman   World Premiere of Commissioned Work

A cappella singing and New Age music align in this fascinating concert juxtaposing the rich traditions of Rachmaninoff’s Vespers featuring the famous Bogoroditse Devo (Now Let Thy Servant Depart), with new sounds by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo's Northern Lights and The Lake Isle (of Innisfree), invoking the Celtic air with guitar, string quartet and piano. Unicornis Captivatur rounds out the Gjeilo offerings, opening with a medieval chant that expands into a 10-part choral dance. Young Bethesda composer Alistair Coleman contributes another premiere for the National Philharmonic Chorale that can’t be missed!

There will be a Member Encore Q&A.

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This concert is not presented by Strathmore.

Choral Tier

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