Press release submitted by Sounds of Stow
After more than a year-and-a-half or silence, the Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra is delighted to announce its first concert of the 2021-2022 season on Sunday, November 21 at 2 pm at the Hale Middle School in Stow, MA.
The program, selected by Artistic Director Barbara Jones, consists of four pieces, all by living composers, and speaks to themes of renewal, reflection and finally, of exuberant release.
Thomas Ades’ Dawn: Chacony for Orchestra at Any Distance depicts how the first tentative suggestions of light progress to the full blaze of day. Ola Gjeilo’s haunting Sunrise Mass further develops the theme of emerging light with the addition of human voices. Adolphus Hailstork’s three movement cantata I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes expresses confidence of help and hope; asks the ageless question of how long mankind will suffer hardships; then finds an answer through the consoling text of the 23rd psalm. The work concludes with a joyful, gospel choir expression of Alleluia! The chorus and orchestra are joined in this dramatic work by renowned tenor soloist Fred VanNess. The program concludes with Christopher Tin’s infectious, energetic Sogno di Volare (Dream of Flight), which celebrates man’s questing spirit, epitomized by his dream of flight.
The program runs for just over an hour and is performed without intermission.
All participating musicians are fully vaccinated and will be wearing masks. Audience members must also be fully vaccinated and masked. Please bring proof of vaccination to the concert. Tickets are available at our website, www.soundsofstow.org - your PayPal receipt is your ticket. For more details and information, you may also email email@example.com or call 978-707-9887. Sounds of Stow is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as administered by the local cultural councils of Stow, Acton-Boxborough, Bolton, and Hudson.