Houston Chamber Choir
A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass
Works by Johannes Brahms, Christopher Theofanidis, and Dominick DiOrio
sunday, April 15, 2012 | 5 pm
Free; no tickets required
Public Masterclass on April 14 at 10 AM in Marquand Chapel (free)
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Spanning works from the Renaissance to the present day, the artistry and expressiveness of the musicians of the Houston Chamber Choir will be showcased in three commissions including one world premiere and the Fest-und Gedenkprüche (Festival and Commemorative Sentences) by Johannes Brahms in A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass.
The concert title is taken from a new work composed by Dominick DiOrio, a 2008 graduate of the ISM and School of Music, dedicated to the Houston Chamber Choir. The composition is set to the texts of American poet Amy Lowell and is scored for chorus, soprano soloist and marimba. The concert will include portions of two other works commissioned by the Houston Chamber Choir: Messages to myself by internationally-renowned composer Christopher Theofanidis – a member of the Yale faculty and known to Houston audiences for his celebrated work, The Refuge presented by Houston Grand Opera in 2007 – and The Blue Estuaries by noted Houston composer David Ashley White, Director of the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston.