“But the work really popped with the entrance of the Singers in the ‘Ode to Joy’ finale. At that point there were about 200 musicians making a glorious noise on the Vets stage.”



 






All American

The Providence Singers
Christine Noel, Artistic Director


8 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014
St. Joseph’s Church, Providence

3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014
George Kent Performance Hall, Westerly



William Billings
(1746–1800)

Chester
I Am the Rose of Sharon
Notes and texts

Joseph P. Webster
(1819–1875)

The Sweet By and By
Notes and text

Aaron Copland
(1900–1990)

The Promise of Living  (1954)
Notes and text

Samuel Barber
(1910–1981)

Reincarnations  (1940)
Notes and text

Morten Lauridsen
(b. 1943)

Sa Nuit d’été  (2005)
Soneto de la Noche  (2005)
Sure on This Shining Night  (2005)
Notes and texts

Ola Gjeilo
(b. 1978)

Dark Night of the Soul  
The Ground  
Comments and recording: Dark Night    Ground

Elena Ruehr
(b. 1963)

Bears  A poem by Adrienne Rich
A world premiere
Notes and text

Stephen Paulus
(b. 1949)

The Road Home  

Samuel Ward (arr. Alice Jordan)
(1847–1903)

America the Beautiful  
Notes and text

Alice Parker/Robert Shaw (arr.)

Saints Bound for Heaven