March 19, 2023 (Sunday) – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
St. Mary's Church, Hamilton Village
3916 Locust Walk
Philadelphia PA, 19104
Springtime is the signal for so many things. The season of spring brings with it warmer weather, longer days, buds on trees and flowers bursting up from the wakening earth. It brings spring break – a time for travel, for rest, for friends and family and love. In the Christian tradition, it also brings the season of Lent which offers a time for penitence and quiet contemplation. The end of spring brings graduation season – a time to remember and to look forward. So many emotions and happenings in one short season.
Join the Penn Chorale on Sunday, March 19, 4:00 PM for a Spring Concert that touches on the many facets of the season. We’ll sing of love that is like a newly sprung rose, of love described as night jasmine or dawn overtaking the night. We’ll sing music from many countries, like a spring break journey around the world – a Haiku set by Japanese composer Takatomi Nobunaga, a Traditional South African Freedom Song, and a work from India. We’ll sing works using biblical texts by composers Melissa Dunphy and E.B. Boykin with a nod to the season of Lent. We’ll end with two songs using poetry that speaks to those embarking on new journeys after graduation: I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul and May you always remember when the shadows fall / You do not walk alone.
This event is free and open to the public.
Penn Chorale is an ensemble that sings a variety of choral music, concentrating on music composed in the 21st and late 20th centuries. Penn Chorale is conducted by Elizabeth Braden. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 6-8 pm and there is one concert per semester. More information.
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