“But it was the Orff that drove a packed house wild, in part because of a sizzling performance that combined a huge orchestra with the Providence Singers and the Rhode Island Children's Chorus”


Music of Scandinavia and the Baltics

The Providence Singers
Christine Noel, Artistic Director

The Aurea Ensemble
Consuelo Sherba, Artistic Director

7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017
Central Congregational Church, Providence

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3 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2017
St. Mary’s Church, Bristol

Edvard Grieg

I Himmelen  (from Fire Salmer/Four Psalms, 1906)

Leevi Madetoja

Ei Mitään Multa Puutu  (1911)

Jean Sibelius

Be Still My Soul  (from Finlandia, 1889; revised 1900)
(Arranged for chorus by Mack Wilberg)

Franz Berwald

Scherzo  (Movement III of String Quartet No. 1, 1818)
The Aurea Ensemble

Ola Gjeilo
(b. 1978)

Sacred Heart  (2014)

Wilhelm Peterson-Berger

Killebukken  (from 8 Sånger/Eight Songs, 1898)


Across the Vast Eternal Sky  (2013)

Ēriks Ešenvalds
(b. 1977)

In Paradisum  (2012)
Northern Lights  (2013)


Westminster Bridge  (2016, world première)
The Ground  (2010)

Arvo Pärt
(b. 1935)

Summa  (1991, composed originally for chorus in 1977)
The Aurea Ensemble


Luminous Night of the Soul  (2012)