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Far From Home

We have all felt a sense of distance while traveling afar. Bern Herbolsheimer’s Love Letters sets four Tatar lovesongs from just such a traveler. Jaakko Mäntyjärvi’s Canticum calamitatis maritimae, written to commemorate the 1994 sinking of a ferry in the Baltic Sea, is an elaborate and dramatic tone-poem for unaccompanied voices. We also highlight some special texts, including a speech by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and words of astronaut Russell Schweickart, as a reminder that we are all journeying together on this planet. Gustav Holst and William Billings tell stories of difficult journeys at sea that nevertheless end happily.

  • Motherless Child, traditional spiritual
  • The 21st Century, by Greg Bartholomew
  • De omnibus apostolis, by David Hahn
  • Love Letters, by Bern Herbolsheimer
  • A Red, Red Rose, by Jeremy Kings (premiere)
  • I love my love, by Gustav Holst
  •     intermission
  • Canticum calamitatis maritimae, by Jaakko Mäntyjärvi
  • Euroclydon: An Anthem for Mariners, by William Billings
  • Island in Space, by Kirke Mechem

Full program notes.

Saturday, June 1, 2013
7:00 p.m.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
8398 NE 12th Street
Medina, WA


Sunday, June 2, 2013
3:00 p.m.

Holy Innocents Catholic Church
26526 NE Cherry Valley Road
Duvall, Washington 98019


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