Weep, Children of Israel
Sine Nomine choral ensembles fall program has been announced with concerts scheduled for Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 PM at St. Michaels Episcopal Church, 399 Hope St., Bristol, RI and on Sunday November 17 at 3:00 at Grace Episcopal Church,133 School St., New Bedford, MA.
Describing the selections chosen, Music Director John Verkuilen writes: Our program, Weep, Children of Israel, features the well-known Baroque work Jephte by Giacomo Carissimi. Characterized by many as the earliest opera, Carissimi uses limited accompaniment, virtuosic vocal solos, choruses of Israelites, and a narrator to portray the tragic story of Jephte and his daughter. The program explores loss through the eyes of those left behind as well as those that have gone. There will be moments of darkness that resolve through great comfort.
Also featured will be works such as the iconic Lay a Garland by Robert Pearsall, the indulgently beautiful Let My Love Be Heard by Jake Runestad, Stephen Chatman's Remember featuring a classic Christina Rossetti text, and others.
Joining the choir will be Glenn Giutarri, harpsichord, and Will Ayton, viola da gamba.
Please join us with an open heart for our first concert of the season and to stay for a time of greeting and refreshments following each performance.
Sine Nomine is an auditioned chamber choir, drawing its members from across southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
St. Michael's Episcopal Church (View)
399 Hope St.
Bristol, RI 02809
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