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The Human Heart – Smiles, Tears, Laughter

It has been said that music is a language that expresses feelings that words alone cannot convey. They may be passionate, mournful, humorous, hopeful, languorous, desperate, or any number of subtle combinations. Such is the case for the music on this concert, which largely features music by local composers. A newly commissioned work by Giselle Wyers reflects the pain and hope of children in war. Bern Herbolsheimer's Love Letters reflect rapture and loneliness alike. Abraham Kaplan and William Billings address both hope and despair in death. Eric Lane Barnes's Lambscapes give a hilarious twist to an old nursery rhyme. Other works use music to delve into deeper meanings in the poetry of William Wordsworth, Robert Burns, and Robert Frost, and their understandings of the human heart.

  • After the Winter, by Giselle Wyers
  • A Lantern Voice, by Giselle Wyers (world premiere performance)
  • Love Letters, by Bern Herbolsheimer
  • Lambscapes, by Eric Lane Barnes
  •     intermission
  • A Red, Red Rose, by Jeremy Kings
  • The Telephone, by Randall Thompson
  • A Girl’s Garden, by Randall Thompson
  • Choose something like a star, by Randall Thompson
  • David’s Lamentation, by William Billings
  • O my son Absalom, by Abraham Kaplan
  • The Human Heart, by Eric William Barnum

Saturday, May 3, 2014
7:30 p.m.

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


Sunday, May 4, 2014
4:00 p.m.

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


Proud member of the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium