Sergei Rachmaninov is best known for his works for piano and for orchestra, but he also composed one of the greatest works in the choral repertoire: his hour-long, unaccompanied All-Night Vigil, often called the “Vespers.” Written in 1915, it is the most beautiful blossom in the final flowering of the great Russian choral tradition in the turn of the twentieth century.
We will also present the first movement of Love Letters by Bern Herbolsheimer (1948–2016), the late composer who was a very dear member of the Cascadian Chorale community.
- “Gold and Silver” from Love Letters, by Bern Herbolsheimer
- All-Night Vigil op.37, by Sergei Rachmaninov
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Church of the Holy Cross
Sunday, April 3, 2016
St. Thomas Episcopal Church