MacPhail’s Sonomento presents Songs of Solstice
Craig Fields Music Director
Seulgee Nelson Pianist
CEREMONY OF CAROLS Benjamin Britten
for female and male voices with piano
Benjamin Britten’s beloved CEREMONY OF CAROLS (1943), performed by men’s and women’s voices, is decidedly modern yet evokes a sense of mystery and wonder far removed from the world we live in today. These ten seasonal carols from the Celtic/Gaelic musical tradition inspire a feeling of serenity, a delicate atmosphere of peace and solace.
LUX: THE DAWN FROM ON HIGH Dan Forrest
with chamber orchestra
With the Minnesota premiere of LUX: THE DAWN FROM ON HIGH (2018), we present American composer Dan Forrest’s sublime musical essay on the beauty and inevitability of dawn’s transformational light. Composed for full chorus and chamber orchestra – with texts ranging from liturgical chant to scripture to modern secular love poetry – the music draws from medieval and modern, minimalist sources. Its original inspiration was the light experienced in the medieval cathedral at Reims, France and at the ancient Poulnabrone Dolmen monument in Burren, Ireland. Atmospheric and accessible, LUX stirs the heart and lifts the spirit like the ethereal dawn of a winter’s day.
Trinity Lutheran Church of Minnehaha Falls
5212-41st Avenue South in Minneapolis
Adult tickets are available at the door for $20
Youth / students (under 21) are admitted free of charge
Tickets can be purchased in advance with a credit card by calling 612.321.0100. Tickets may also be purchased at the door with cash or checks only.
Audience members are required to wear masks throughout the performance.