“We all know what a crack chorus the Providence Singers has become.”


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)
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Leevi Madetoja

Ei Mitään Multa Puutu  (1911)
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Jean Sibelius

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

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

Ola Gjeilo
(b. 1978)

Sacred Heart  (2014)
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Wilhelm Peterson-Berger

Killebukken  (from 8 Sånger/Eight Songs, 1898)
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Across the Vast Eternal Sky  (2013)
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Ēriks Ešenvalds
(b. 1977)

In Paradisum  (2012)
Northern Lights  (2013)
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Westminster Bridge  (2016, world première)
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The Ground  (2010)
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Arvo Pärt
(b. 1935)

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


Dark Night of the Soul  (2010)
Luminous Night of the Soul  (2012)
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