“The orchestra was joined by the Providence Singers for the last movement, the so-called ‘Ode to Joy,’ which was one of the more moving moments in the Philharmonic’s season. The Singers sounded terrific.”



 






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