Be Not Afraid
Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 7:30 PM (EDT)
Ann Arbor, MI
Featuring the deeply beautiful Requiem by Herbert Howells--one of the treasures of a cappella choral literature in the twentieth century--and Bach’s motet Fürchte dich nicht—a double chorus work by turns troubling and comforting—VAE’s opening concert explores the themes of life and death, fear and fortification, loss and comfort. The program will also include music of Schütz, Byrd, Pearsall and Stevie Wonder.
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Vocal Arts Ensemble
The Vocal Arts Ensemble
Since its founding in 1992, the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Ann Arbor (VAE) has maintained a tradition of excellence in the performance of choral music. Begun as a small chamber group devoted to a cappella singing, VAE now comprises some 28 singers in one of the premier choral ensembles in the region. VAE has a highly varied repertoire, ranging from Josquin to jazz, and collaborates with local artists such as People Dancing and the Ann Arbor Symphony, with which VAE has repeatedly appeared. VAE has commissioned several original choral works, including “Lady Liberty” by William Bolcom, premiered in May 2009