Harbison premiere by Cantata Singers

Music-Harbison-12-8-13-133HARBISON WORLD PREMIERE
Cantata Singers

Friday, May 9, 2014
7:00 pm pre-concert discussion
8:00 pm Concert
Post-concert reception
Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA

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Cantata Singers will celebrate its commitment to the continually rewarding exploration of Bach’s cantatas as well as to the creation of new repertoire for the canon in its final concert of the 50th anniversary season.  Cantata Singers and Emmanuel Music have co-commissioned Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison to write The Supper at Emmaus, a new work for soloists, chorus and chamber orchestra.

J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude BWV 649, “Ach, bleib bei uns” orchestrated by David Hoose
Jan Dismas Zelenka: Miserere in C minor, ZWV 57
John Harbison: Supper at Emmaus **world premiere
Zelenka: Motets from Responsoria pro Hebdomada Sancta, ZWV 55
Bach: Cantata BWV 6, “Bleib bei uns, den es will Abend werden”

Lisa Lynch, soprano
Lynn Torgove, alto
Jason Sabol, tenor
Dana Whiteside, bass

Jennifer Webb, alto
Eric Perry, tenor
Mark Andrew Cleveland, bass

Zelenka (Miserere):
Karyl Ryczek, soprano

About the piece:
John Harbison, The Supper at Emmaus, a cantata on texts from Luke and I Timothy 1. Composed in 2014, this cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor and bass soloists, four-part chorus, two oboes, English horn, bassoon, organ and strings. The work was commissioned jointly by Cantata Singers and Emmanuel Music, with generous support from David Rockefeller, Jr., the Mattina R. Proctor Foundation, and Epp K. Sonin. The first performance of the outer choral movements was given on March 2, 2014, with the orchestra and chorus of Emmanuel Music, Ryan Turner, conductor. This performance by Cantata Singers is the first complete performance.

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