September 11th, Colorado Public Radio will broadcast live from Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church for St. Martin’s Chamber Choir’s concert marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Our broadcast will be hosted by Charley Samson starting at 7:30. St. Martin’s is calling the concert “Songs of Farewell – A Nation Reflects”. Hubert Parry’s Songs of Farewell anchors the evening and St. Martin’s Founder and Artistic Director Timothy Krueger had this to say about the concert:
“I had originally conceived of doing a Requiem on this occasion as the appropriate thing; but the more I thought about it, the more I felt a Requiem was too sectarian, too much fraught with specific religious connotations, too foreign somehow, to mark this day that I see as a national event rather than a religious one. I wanted something both more generic than a Requiem, but also more specifically about those who are left behind, rather than those who had passed on. And, although Parry is an Englishman, I feel a closer kinship with him than with most other European composers. The first half will consist entirely of works by American composers (including Terry Schlenker, and Eric Whitacre); and the Parry will comprise the second half. We are performing this program only once, on the evening of September 11, at Montview Presbyterian.”
This will be the first time Colorado Public Radio has done a live broadcast of the St. Martin’s Chamber Choir.
For more information about St. Martin's Chamber Choir visit their website.
The program for “Songs of Farewell – A Nation Reflects”
De Profundis Terry Schlenker (b. 1957)
Songs of Death William Schuman (1910-1992)
Nox Aurumque Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)
To a Wild Rose Edward MacDowell (1861-1908), arr. Arthur Somerville
Lux Aeterna Edwin Fissinger (1920-1990)
Songs of Farewell C. Hubert H. Parry (1848-1918)