“... a spectacular performance of music from Ravel’s ballet ‘Daphnis and Chloé’.”
Channing Gray
The Providence Journal
11 May 2014



 





The 2008-09 Concert Season

Dominick Argento’s Jonah and the Whale, presented in the season’s opening concert, led the Singers to its second studio recording in collaboration with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Collaborations also continued with the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the Aurea Ensemble.


Friday and Sunday, November 7 and 9, 2008, at Blessed Sacrament Church, Providence

Jonah and the Whale   More about the concert

The Providence Singers
Andrew Clark, Artistic Director
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Gil Rose, Artistic Director

Stephen Paulus (arr.)

The Water Is Wide

Brian Tate (arr.)

Roll, Jordan, Roll

Mosen Hogan (arr.)

Down by the Riverside

James Erb (arr.)

Shenandoah

Dominick Argento

Jonah and the Whale


Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence

Messiah

The Providence Singers
Andrew Clark, Artistic Director
The Rhode Island Philharmonic
Larry Rachleff, Music Director

George Frederic Handel

Messiah


Saturday, March 28, 2009 Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul Providence, at Venue
Sunday, March 29, 2009 St. Mary’s Church Bristol, at Venue

Anniversaries:
Music that Celebrates Legends   More about the concert

The Providence Singers
Andrew Clark, Artistic Director
The Junior Providence Singers
Dr. Michele Holt, Music Director

For solo voice and piano

Charles Ives

Lincoln The Great Commoner

Performed by the Providence Singers

Elie Siegmeister

Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight

Charles Ives

Crossing the Bar
Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Bob Chilcott

Love
Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Performed by the Junior Providence Singers

Nicholas C. McConnell

Autumn
Text by the composer

Karen Electra Christianson

A Clear Midnight
Poem by Walt Whitman

Charles H.H. Parry

There Rolls the Deep
Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Joseph Barnby

Sweet and Low
Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Performed by the Providence Singers

Tadd Russo

Deep in Earth
Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

Gordon Young

Build Thee More Stately Mansions
Poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Performed by the Providence Singers and Junior Providence Singers

Georg Frideric Handel

Zadok the Priest

Franz Josef Haydn

Te Deum
Psalm 26 and Psalm 69, from Six English Psalms

Felix Mendelssohn

Ave Maria (Op. 23, No. 2)
Verleih Uns Frieden


Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence

Beethoven: Choral Fantasy

The Providence Singers
Andrew Clark, Artistic Director
The Rhode Island Philharmonic
Francisco Noya, Conducting

Osvaldo Golijov

Last Round

Robert Schumann

Symphony No. 3, the “Rhenish’

Ludwig van Beethoven

Choral Fantasy


Saturday, June 6, 2009 St. Joseph’s Church Providence, at Venue
Sunday, June 7, 2009 Immaculate Conception Church Cranston, at Venue

Ecstacies Above   More about the concert

The Providence Singers
Andrew Clark, Artistic Director
The Aurea Ensemble
Consuela Sherba, Co-Artistic Director

A Reading

Rainer Maria Rilke’s “I Live My Life”
Introduced by a harmonica improvisation

Johann Sebastian Bach

O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort (Cantata 20, Movement 11)

Felix Mendelssohn

Quartet in A minor (First Movement)

Readings

“Crazy Dog” from the Crow Indian tradition
“Wild Nights” by Emily Dickinson
“Advice” by Bill Holm
with improvised harmonica introduction

Ludwig van Beethoven

Elegischer Gesang, p. 118

A Reading

Theodore Roethke: “In a Dark Time”

Olivier Messiaen

O sacrum convivium!

Readings

From “Proverbs from Hell” by William Blake
Li Ch’ing-Chao: “Where Am I Going?”
with harmonica improvisation

William Byrd

Ave Verum Corpus

Tarik O’Regan

Ecstasies Above

Readings

Galway Kinnell: “Middle of the Way”
with harmonica improvisation
John Keats: “Great Spirits Now on Earth”

Steven Stucky

Whispers
From Walt Whitman’s “Whispers of Heavenly Death”

A Reading

Li Po: “Conversation in the Mountains”
Translated by Robert Payne

Bach

Soll’s ja so Sein (Cantata 40, Movement 3)

Mendelssohn

Quartet in A minor (Second Movement)

A Reading

James Wright: “Milkweed”

Mendelssohn

Quartet in A minor (Third Movement)

A Reading

Rolf Jacobsen: “Sand”
Translated by Roger Greenwald

Arvo Pärt

Da Pacem Domine (1935)

Frank Ticheli

There Will Be Rest
Text by Sara Teasdale

A Reading

Beatrice of Nazareth: “Grandeur of Love”
Translated by Aliki Barnstone and Willis Barnstone
with harmonica improvisation

Bach

Wenn Ich Einmal Soll Scheiden, from St. Matthew Passion

Mendelssohn

Quartet in A minor (Fourth Movement)

A Reading

Friedrich Holderlin: “Bread and Wine”
Translated by Robert Bly

Bach

O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort (Cantata 20, Movement 11)