June 26, 2014
Boston Choral Ensemble (BCE) is pleased to announce an encore performance of “Cosmic Journey” at the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Science, Boston. The Boston Musical Intelligencer describes the first run of sold out performances as a “stunning success” in a “particularly compelling” venue. This “marriage… of well-crafted sound and thoughtful programming” is a combination of live choral singing with a visual tour of the stars and planets.
This final concert in BCE's 2013/14 season, entitled "Cosmic Journey", comprises a number of pieces related to the heavens and celestial bodies ranging from Zvonimir Nagy's evocative Eternal Peace to Arvo Pärt’s Morning Star. It will also feature the extraordinary Lux Aeterna by György Ligeti (popularized by the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey) and Eriks Ešenvalds’ Stars for double choir and tuned water glasses.
Tickets for this event are only available through BCE’s website. Please note that the space is limited and the first two performances sold out quickly, so be sure to order tickets soon.
Eriks Ešenvalds: Stars
David Evans: For the Beauty of the Earth
Richard Felciano: Cosmic Festival
Ola Gjeilo: The Spheres
Calvin Hampton: O Lord Support Us
György Ligeti: Lux Aeterna
Zvonimir Nagy: Eternal Peace (World premiere)
Arvo Pärt: Morning Star
Fred Squatrito (arr.): Bright Morning Star
Randall Stroope: We Beheld Once Again the Stars (Riveder le Stelle)
Zachary Wadsworth: Look Down, Fair Moon (Winner of the BCE Commission Competition, 2008)