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And All the Earth Shall Sing

And All the Earth Shall Sing

This concert’s title is taken from a text by Wendell Berry, as set by Giselle Wyers, Cascadian Chorale’s Composer-in-Residence, in her cycle Three Songs of the Earth. Several of the concert’s texts describe how many aspects of nature—trees, birds, snow, even darkness itself—are imbued with music. We also include celebrations of music itself by William Billings and the Estonian composer Pärt Uusberg. And, since you too are part of the earth, the audience will have opportunities to join in a few sing-alongs!

  • Three Songs of the Earth, by Giselle Wyers
    1. The dark around us, come
    2. I go among trees
    3. The waking
  • To a Wild Rose, by Edward MacDowell
  • Hark, I hear the harps eternal, arranged by Alice Parker
  •     intermission
  • Modern Music, by William Billings
  • Come in, by Randall Thompson
  • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, by Randall Thompson
  • How can I keep from singing, arranged by Karen Thomas
  • Muusika, by Pärt Uusberg

Saturday, February 22, 2014
7:30 p.m.

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church
3605 84th Ave. SE
Mercer Island, Washington


Sunday, February 23, 2014
4:00 p.m.

Faith Lutheran Church
9041 166th Ave. NE
Redmond, Washington


Proud member of the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium