Sun Mar 5

Poetry Into Song

Sun, March 5
5PM / $10 - $60
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Washington Master Chorale

4101 Nebraska Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

Washington Master Chorale

"... a sound worth hearing" - Anne Midgette, The Washington Post

 

Poetry Into Song

March 5, 2023 | 5 pm

The National Presbyterian Church

Washington, DC

The conclusion of our 13th season will end with a landmark event, the world premiere of The Unknown Sea, by renowned composer David Conte. It will feature mezzo soprano Lena Seikaly, SATB chorus, piano, and chamber orchestra and is based on the texts of preeminent American poet, Elizabeth Bishop.  Conte will attend the premiere and participate in a pre-concert conversation led by former Poet Laureate of California, Dana Gioia. The Unknown Sea will be paired with Ralph Vaughan Williams’s masterful cantata, Dona Nobis Pacem based on Walt Whitman’s poems and texts from the Hebrew Bible and Latin Mass, and re-orchestrated by British composer and conductor Jonathan Rathbone. The cantata features soprano Laura Choi Stuart, Soprano and James Rogers, baritone.

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Sun, March 5

5PM / $10 - $60
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