“The orchestra was joined by the Providence Singers for the last movement, the so-called ‘Ode to Joy,’ which was one of the more moving moments in the Philharmonic’s season. The Singers sounded terrific.”



 






The 2012-13 Concert Season


Saturday, November 3, 2012, at St. Mary’s Church, Bristol,
Sunday, November 4, 2012, at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, Providence,

Songs of Love Ancient and Modern   More about the concert

The Providence Singers
Betsy Burleigh, Artistic Director
with the Aurea Ensemble
Patrick Aiken, Organ

Maurice Duruflé

Requiem
    I. Introit
    II. Kyrie
    III. Domine Jesu Christe
    IV. Sanctus
    V. Pie Jesu
    VI. Agnus Dei
    VII. Lux Aeterna
    VIII. Libera Me
    IX. In Paradisum

Daniel Pinkham

Wedding Cantata
    I. Rise Up, My Love
    II. Many Waters Cannot Quench Love
    III. Awake, O North Wind
    IV. Set Me as a Seal Upon Thine Heart

Eric Whitacre

Five Hebrew Love Songs
    I. Temuná (A Picture)
    II. Kalá Kallá (Light Bride)
    II. Lárov (Mostly)
    IV. Éyze Shéleg! (What Snow!)
    V. Rakút (Tenderness)


December 8, 2012, at The Vets, Providence

Messiah

The Providence Singers
Christine Noel, Artistic Director
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra
Larry Rachleff, Music Director
Betsy Burleigh, conducting

George Frederic Handel

Messiah


Sunday, February 10, 2013, at Temple Emanu-El in Providence
Monday, February 11, 2011, at The Zeiterion Theatre, New Bedford

Creation

The Providence Singers
Betsy Burleigh, Artistic Director
The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
David MacKenzie, Music Director
Betsy Burleigh, conducting

Franz Joseph Haydn

The Creation

The New Bedford concert, originally scheduled for Saturday, was postponed to Monday evening because of a blizzard. Brown University made a parking lot available allowing Sunday’s concert to proceed despite a parking ban in Providence. David MacKenzie conducted in New Bedford.


April 6, 2013, in Sayles Hall, Brown University
April 7, 2013, at St. Mary’s Church, Bristol

Fit for a Queen   More about the concert

The Providence Singers
Betsy Burleigh, Artistic Director
The Brown University Chorus
Bradley Naylor, Visiting Conductor
Patrick Aiken, Organ
Betsy Burleigh, conducting

Hubert Parry

I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me

Herbert Howells

Behold, O God

William H. Harris

Let My Prayer Come Up Into Thy Presence

George Frederic Handel

Zadok the Priest

George Dyson

Confortare Be Strong

John Redford

Rejoice in the Lord Alway

William Byrd

I will Not Leave You Comfortless
Homage anthems performed by the Brown University Chorus

Ralph Vaughan Williams

All People that on Earth Do Dwell (Old Hundredth)
Sanctus
O Taste and See

Charles Villiers Stanford

Gloria in Excelsis

Orlando Gibbons

Threefold Amen
The Brown University Chorus

William Walton

Te Deum Laudamus
The combined choirs

Traditional (Gordon Jacobs, arr.)

Finale: God Save the Queen


May 4, 2013 at The Vets, Providence

Resurrection

The Providence Singers
Betsy Burleigh, Artistic Director
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra
Larry Rachleff, Music Director, conducting

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 2 (“The Resurrection”)