September 16 & 17

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dona nobis pacem

 

Stratus Chamber Orchestra and St. Martin’s Festival Singers and Chamber Choir come together for two nights only to perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’s masterpiece, Dona nobis pacem. This hauntingly beautiful composition for orchestra, choir and soloists, was a personal entreaty for peace as Europe and the world faced renewed unrest in 1936. The cantata, with text derived from the Mass, the Bible, Walt Whitman’s poetry, and the writings of John Bright (a British pacifist Quaker) is an English counterpart to Verdi’s Requiem. The evening will include two other Vaughan Williams compositions – Three Shakespeare Songs and Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis.

St. Martin's Chamber Choir

St. Martin's Chamber Choir

Timothy J Krueger, Director

Pearl Rutherford

Pearl Rutherford

Soprano

Steven T. Taylor

Steven T. Taylor

Baritone

TICKETS

Dona Nobis Pacem

Stratus Chamber Orchestra

with St. Martin’s Chamber and Festival Choirs

Friday • September 16 • 7:30p

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
Highlands Ranch

Saturday • September 17 • 7:30p

Augustana Lutheran Church
Denver