San Francisco Lyric Chorus Summer 2011 Concert
- The San Francisco Lyric Chorus, under the direction of Music Director Robert
Train Adams, presents:
An American Summer: The Old Testament in the New World
Aaron CoplandIn the Beginning
Randall ThompsonThe Peaceable Kingdom
William DawsonEzekiel Saw de Wheel
Jester HairstonElijah Rock
Moses HoganThe Battle of Jericho
Stacey V. GibbsWay Overt in Beulah Lan¹
Undine MooreDaniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord
André ThomasSwing Down, Chariot
Saturday, August 27, 2011
St. Mark¹s Lutheran Church
1111 O¹Farrell near Franklin Street
Sunday, August 28, 2011
St. Stephen¹s Episcopal Church
66 St. Stephen¹s Drive
Tickets: General $20; in advance & for seniors, $18
Free admission for students 5-18 with ID.
Please, no children under five.
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For our Summer 2011 concert, the San Francisco Lyric Chorus presents a
variety of American composer a cappella settings of Old Testament themes and
Aaron Copland's In The Beginning (for chorus and soprano soloist) is his
first major choral work, a dramatic and exciting setting of the King James
Bible's version of Genesis, Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, verses 1-7, describing
the seven days of creation.
Randall Thompson's The Peaceable Kingdom is an eight-movement setting of
different texts taken from the eloquent poetry of Isaiah. This work
expresses a variety of moods, from the shape-note style of the first
movement, Say Ye To The Righteous, to the gentle lament of The Paper Reeds
By the Brook, and the glorious double chorus conclusion, Ye Shall Have A
We also present exciting and very different spirituals by six
William Dawson's Ezekiel Saw de Wheel is one of his classic arrangements,
with varied, energetic rhythms and effects, including the sounds of wheels
Jester Hairston's beloved Elijah Rock is filled with syncopated rhythms,
alternating with smooth, legato phrases.
In his arrangement of The Battle of Jericho, Moses Hogan brings the listener
right to the very battleground, to hear the clashing of the different
Contemporary arranger Stacey V. Gibbs' Way Over In Beulah Lan' is a
contemplative vision of the Promised Land.
One of the most prominent African-American women composers, Undine Moore,
sets the heroic story of Daniel in the lion's den in her Daniel, Daniel,
Servant of the Lord.
André Thomas' delightful Swing Down, Chariot, another version of Ezekiel¹s
story, is continuous energy from beginning to end.
President, San Francisco Lyric Chorus
Co-Author, San Francisco Bay Area Chorus Directory
Founder, San Francisco Bay Area Choral Archive
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