Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus: Invocation to Music

Date: 

Friday, May 11, 2018, 8:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy St

The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus presents the U.S. premiere of Charles Hubert H. Parry's "Invocation to Music". Also Parry's "Blest Pair of Sirens" and "Jerusalem".

Presented by: Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus
Tickets: Full Price: $20.00; Seniors (65+): $15.00; Students: Free
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

 

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The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus will present for its Spring Concert, the U.S. premiere of C. Hubert H. Parry's 'Invocation to Music: In Honour of Henry Purcell,’ 'a cantata of melodic grandeur.'

In addition to Parry's 'Invocation to Music,’ we will also perform 'Blest Pair of Sirens,' a favorite of the British Royal Family - sure to be played at the upcoming wedding, and 'Jerusalem,' Britain's unofficial national anthem – a hint, if you are either a fan of British cricket, rugby or football teams, or of the movie ‘Chariots of Fire,’ you’ve already heard it! And finally, a late addition - 'Repton,' a lovely hymn and one of two which you will invited to join us in singing.

While not well known in the U.S., Parry was one of the leaders of the British choral music renaissance and influenced generations of British composers: Elgar and Vaughan Williams, among others. During his lifetime, Parry was acknowledged as the greatest English choral composer of his day.

On this, the centenary of his death we pay tribute to one of the greatest composers, musical historians and teachers of the Romantic Movement, by dedicating our 2018 Spring Concert to the introduction of one of England’s most respected musicians to the American audience.

Come and enjoy an evening of rich, dynamic music that will inspire you, raise your spirits and fill your heart with thoughts of spring.

Edward Elwyn Jones, Art Director, conducting

Deborah Selig, soprano, Gregory Zavracky, tenor, and Sumner Thompson, baritone.