Arts District Chorale and Orchestra with Conductor H. Michie Akin will perform in free concert “9/11: Remembrance and Reconciliation” featuring the works of Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, David Conte, and Ralph Vaughan Williams.
She Is Dallas Info: The 9/11: Remembrance and Reconciliation performance will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2011 from 7:00 – 8:30 Pm at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church located at 8011 Douglas Avenue at Colgate, Dallas. This event is free and open to the public but you must have a ticket to enter. Voluntary donations will benefit the American Red Cross. For more information, please visit the Arts District Chorale website. You can also follow Arts District Chorals on Facebook and Arts District Chorale on Twitter.
The program for the 9/11 Remembrance and Reconciliation concert includes the following:
- Aaron Copland (1900-1990) Fanfare for the Common Man (1942): This renowned fanfare for brass and percussion was witten in response to the US entry into the Second World War and inspired in part by a famous 1942 speech where vice president Henry A. Wallace proclaimed the dawning of the “Century of the Common Man.”
- Samuel Barber (1910-1981)Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 (1938): The recording of the 1938 world premiere of the Adagio for Strings was selected in 2005 for permanent preservation in the National Recording Registry at the United States Library of Congress. Since 1938 this brief emotional work for string orchestra has been heard in countless concerts, film scores and memorial events. It was one of the few American pieces to be played in the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
- David Conte (b. 1955)O Sun (from “September Sun” (2002) : Commissioned in memory of those who perished on September 11, 2001, by St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, New York City, and premiered on September 15, 2002.
- Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) Dona nobis pacem (1936): Dona nobis pacem (“Grant us peace”) is a large-scale cantata for chorus and full orchestra, with soprano and baritone soloists. Vaughan Williams produced this plea for peace in 1936 by referring to recent wars during the growing fears of a new one. The text of this work comes from the Mass, three poems by Walt Whitman, a political speech, and sections of the Bible.
Free Ticket Pick-up Locations:
Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 8011 Douglas Avenue at Colgate, Dallas 214.363.5471
Arts District Chorale Administrative Office, 3415 Westminster, Suite 200, Dallas 214.942.5085
Dallas Central Mosque, 840 Abrams Road at Centennial, Richardson 972.231.5698
Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street, Dallas 214.242.5100
Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest Road at NW Highway, Dallas 214.706.0000
*please phone ahead for office hours and ticket availability.
ARTS DISTRICT CHORALE
The Voice of the Dallas Arts District
Founded in 1989, the Arts District Chorale is a signature ensemble of gifted amateur and professional singers from all walks of life, recognized for unique and innovative programming of choral masterworks in the world-class cultural venues of the Dallas Arts District. The Chorale’s work is built upon a shared experience of continuous learning and a commitment to excellence, promoting arts experiences that transform the gathered community, singer and audience member alike. The Arts District Chorale is a member of Chorus America, the national service organization for choral music.