The Music Program of Unity Temple
2012 Choir Sunday
By Tarik O’Regan
A three movement Cantata for String Orchestra and Choir
Sung by the Unity Temple Choir
Conductor: Martha Swisher
9:00 and 10:45 a.m. services
Sunday, May 13
Music and poetry by William Penn, William Blake, Roland B. Gittlesohn, John Milton, William Wordsworth, Thomas Hardy as well as words from the Sacred Books of the East and The Bible.
Violin: Amanda Grimm, Maya Shiraishi, Yuriy Geyer, Iris Wei; Viola: Ben Weber, Tim Hager; Cello: Tom Clowes, Kyra Saltman; Bass: Douglas Nestler; Soprano Soloist: Audrey Cole; Reader: Burton Andersen
On May 13th, The Unity Temple Choir will perform Triptych by British composer, Tarik O'Regan with a full string orchestra. This challenging but exciting contemporary work draws its texts from William Blake, Rolland B. Gittlesohn, John Milton, William Wordsworth, Thomas hardy as well as The Bible (Psalm 133), selections from the Sacred Books of the East.
This three-movement work incorporates harsh chords, awakening the conscience of its listeners, unsettling reminders of our challenge to live in peace and unity and soothing melodies opening the door to the understanding that the Soul rises within us to appreciate the lives we live. Click on the attached link to hear versions scored for choir and percussion ensemble and imagine the UTC with a full compliment of strings that seeks to transform your worship experience on this memorable Sunday.
Listen to Triptych:
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Ralfph Leonard Memorial Fund and the Sarah Clark Endowment Fund.