“... a dreamy take on ‘Neptune’ ... fades into the distance with the hushed pulsing of an off-stage women’s choir. The women of the Providence Singers did the honors.”
Channing Gray
The Providence Journal
19 October 2013
(Holst The Planets)



 





The 2009-10 Concert Season

The 38th season brought the first commission through the Wachner Fund for New Music, a second CD with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and the Singers’ first gala, at which the Singers presented its inaugural New Rhythmus Award to Dave and Iola Brubeck.


Sunday, November 15, 2009, at Beneficent Congregational Church, Providence

New World Rhythm: American Masterpieces
for Chorus and Percussion   More about the concert

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

Steve Reich

Clapping Music

Nico Muhly

A Good Understanding

Tarik O’Regan

Where All Is Buried (a world Première)
The inaugural commission of the Providence Singers
through its Wachner Fund for New Music

Steve Reich

Music for Pieces of Wood

Philip Glass

Three Songs for Chorus a cappella

Lou Harrison

La Koro Sutro


Friday, December 4, 2009, at Immaculate Conception Church, Cranston

Dave Brubeck

The Providence Singers
Andrew Clark, Artistic Director
The Dave Brubeck Quartet

Dave Brubeck

Canticles

Brubeck and the Singers performed his three-movement Canticles, to close a concert of Christmas music produced by Immaculate Conception Church in Cranston. An audience request brought a performance of Brubeck’s iconic Take Five.


Saturday, December 19, 2009 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence

Messiah

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

George Frederic Handel

Messiah


p.m. Saturday, March 6, 2010, at VMA Arts and Cultural Center, Providence

Mozart Requiem
Music on Memorial Themes   More about the concert

The Providence Singers
Andrew Clark, Artistic Director
with The Rhode Island Children’s Chorus
Christine Noel, Founding Director
Bonnie Pomfret, Soprano; Emily Marvosh, Mezzo-soprano
Charles Blandy, Tenor; David Kravitz, Baritone

Arvo Pärt

Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten

Thomas Tallis

Glory to Thee, My God, This Night
The Rhode Island Children’s Chorus

Dan Locklair

Stirring the Silence

Benjamin Britten

Cantata Misericordium

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Requiem


Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8, 2010, at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence

Beethoven’s Ninth

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

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9


June 4, 2010, at the Casino in Roger Williams Park, Providence

A New Rhythmus

After three concerts in collaboration with the Dave Brubeck Quartet, including the world première of Brubeck’s The Commandments at Lincoln Center, the Providence Singers held its first gala event. Guests of honor included Dave and Iola, who jointly received the Singers’ inaugural New Rhythmus Award.