“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.”



 






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

 

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


Edvard Grieg
(1843–1907)

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

Leevi Madetoja
(1887–1947)

Ei Mitään Multa Puutu  (1911)
Notes and text

Ēriks Ešenvalds
(b. 1977)

In Paradisum  (2012)
Notes and text



Franz Berwald
(1796-1868)





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



Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
(1867-1942)

Killebukken  (from 8 Sånger/Eight Songs, 1898)
Notes and text

Jean Sibelius
(1865–1957)

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

Ola Gjeilo
(b. 1978)

Across the Vast Eternal Sky  (2013)
Sacred Heart  (2014)
Notes and text

Ešenvalds

Northern Lights  (2013)
Notes and text

I N T E R M I S S I O N

Gjeilo

Westminster Bridge  (2016, world première)
Notes and text
The Ground  (2010)
Notes and text



Arvo Pärt
(b. 1935)





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



Gjeilo

Dark Night of the Soul  (2010)
Luminous Night of the Soul  (2012)
Notes and text