Anniversaries: Music That Celebrates Legends

Franz Josef Haydn   (March 31, 1732 — May 31, 1809)
Haydn, the “Father of the Symphony,” was one of the most important composers of the classical era, a good friend of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. (Mozart’s Requiem was performed at Haydn’s memorial service June 15, 1809.) Haydn wrote for choruses throughout his life, culminating in his great works for chorus and orchestra, The Creation and The Seasons. Wiki ...


Abraham
Lincoln


Felix
Mendelssohn


Edgar Allan
Poe


Alfred Lord
Tennyson


Walt
Whitman

The Providence Singers
Andrew Clark, Artistic Director

The Junior Providence Singers
Dr. Michele Holt, Music Director

8 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2009
Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul
Providence, RI   (Directions)

3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2009
St. Mary’s Church
Bristol, RI   (Directions)



Charles Ives   
Lincoln The Great Commoner
Vocal solo with piano

Elie Siegmeister   
Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight
Providence Singers with piano
Charles Ives   
Crossing the Bar  (Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson)
Providence Singers with organ
Bob Chilcott   
Love  (Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson)
Providence Singers a cappella

Nicholas C. McConnell   
Karen Electra Christianson   
Charles H.H. Parry   
Joseph Barnby   
Autumn  (Text by the composer)
A Clear Midnight  (Poem by Walt Whitman)
There Rolls the Deep  (Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson)
Sweet and Low  (Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson)
Junior Providence Singers a cappella

Tadd Russo   
Deep in Earth  (Poem by Edgar Allan Poe)
Providence Singers a cappella

Gordon Young   
Build Thee More Stately Mansions
(Poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes)
Providence Singers, Junior Providence Singers with organ


 I N T E R M I S S I O N


Georg Frideric Handel   
Franz Josef Haydn   
Zadok the Priest
Te Deum
Providence Singers, Junior Providence Singers with organ

Franz Josef Haydn   
Psalm 26 and Psalm 69  (from Six English Psalms)
Junior Providence Singers a cappella

Felix Mendelssohn   
Ave Maria  (Opus 23, No. 2)
Providence Singers with organ
Felix Mendelssohn   
Verleih Uns Frieden
Providence Singers, Junior Providence Singers with organ