2014-15: Our 43rd Season
Bach and Beyond | November 22-23, 2014
The Singers pair three of Johann Sebastian Bach’s six surviving motets — Komm, Jesu, Komm; Lobet Den Herrn; and Jesu, Meine Freude with Dan Forrest’s 2013 Requiem for the Living. Forrest’s Sanctus — “Heaven and Earth are full of thy glory” — was inspired in part by images from the Hubble Telescope.
G.F. Handel: Messiah | December 20, 2014
Christine Noel conducts the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Providence Singers, and soloists in the eighth annual December performance of Handel’s masterwork, part of the city’s holiday performance traditions.
Mass and Magnificat | March 21-22, 2015
Dvořák’s Mass in D is one of the composer's three large works for chorus, reworked to its present form in 1892, the year he moved to America. Also on the program: Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria John Tavener’s Song for Athene, Arvo Pärt’s Magnificat, and Felix Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer. Performances in Providence and Bristol.
Carl Orff: Carmina Burana | May 9, 2015
Fortune’s wheel, love and loss, the bursting return of life in springtime, courtly love, misbehaving clerics, boozy nights in the tavern — Carmina Burana seethes with earthy, atavistic energy. The Providence Singers returns for two guest performances with the Rhode Island Philharmonic — a Friday evening “Rush Hour” presentation and a Saturday subscription series concert.
Program notes (pdf)