Although in-person group singing is on hold for the foreseeable future,
TCC has two future concert programs in the works
Transformed by Fire Suite
together with a collection of choral works by New Mexican composers
Transformed by Fire Suite, together with a selection of choral works by New Mexico composers, with guest conductor Andre Garcia-Nuthmann; and Mendelssohn’s Elijah, with guest conductor Erick Brunner.
Martha Shepp will return as our accompanist for both programs.
Transformed by Fire explores Aldo Leopold’s changing ideas on wolves, with larger implications for Taos and the world community.
This work emerges from Taos local Ariana Kramer’s poetry, with music by Andrea Clearfield. André Garcia-Nuthmann plans to serve us as guest conductor. Portions have been performed previously at the Harwood to great acclaim, and performing the suite in its entirety is an honor for Taos Community Chorus.
Concert dates will be announced, once determined.
Read more about the suite, its creation and the collaboration between Ariana and Andrea here.
Mendelssohn’s Elijah is a piece of breathtaking beauty and depth. The Chorus was mid-way through rehearsals in March, 2020 when rehearsals were cancelled due to the pandemic. We will take up where we left off in learning Elijah in future rehearsals. Concert dates will be announced, once determined.
England’s Prince Consort Albert to Mendelssohn regarding Elijah: “To the noble artist who, when surrounded by the Baal-worship of the false, has, like a second Elijah, employed his genius and his skill in the service of the true; who has . . . won [our ears with all] that is harmonious and pure — to the great master who has held in his firm control and revealed to us not only the gentle whisperings of the breeze, but also the majestic thundering of the tempest.”
Read more about the background to Mendelssohn’s Elijah.
Hear Elijah on YouTube
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Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors, 18 and under free.
Tickets are available at the door, or in advance from TCC members. Cash or check.