Coro Vocati presents "Dear People"

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Coro Vocati presents "Dear People"

Coro Vocati's musical tribute to Robert Lawson Shaw (1916-1999).

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Morningside Presbyterian Church 1411 N Morningside Dr NE Atlanta, GA 30306

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Every singer and conductor in Coro Vocati has been influenced by the music, philosophy, pedagogy, and presence of Robert Shaw, a giant among American conductors and disciples of choral music. As longtime music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and founder of the renowned Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Shaw remains a prominent figure in the history of our city’s artistic heritage.

“Dear People” features three elements of the creative process of the artist: The Maker, The Making, and The Made. Based on Thomas Aquinas’s statement that “the beauty of the artwork proceeds from the beauty of the artist; when one thing makes and another is made, the making stands between them,” the selected music reflects Shaw’s contributions as a conductor of choral/orchestral masterworks, a champion for social justice, and a composer/arranger of America’s singing heritage of folksongs, folk-hymns, and African-American spirituals.

To quote Shaw himself, “The Arts may indeed be not the luxury of the few but the last best hope of humanity – to inhabit with joy this planet.” Please join us for this musical tribute as we honor Shaw's legacy.

  • Rejoice in the Lamb (Benjamin Britten)
  • Fences (Andre Thomas)
  • The Tree of Peach (Gwyneth Walker)
  • To Sit and Dream (Rosephanye Powell)
  • We Are the Music Makers (Eric Nelson)
  • Wie Lieblich, from Requiem (Johannes Brahms)
  • Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light (J.S. Bach, arr. Parker/Shaw)
  • Awake the Harp, from Creation (Franz Joseph Haydn)
  • Kyrie, from Requiem (Maurice Duruflé)
  • He, watching over Israel, from Elijah (Felix Mendelssohn)
  • I’m gonna sing till the spirit (arr. Moses Hogan)
  • God is Seen (arr. Alice Parker)
  • What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor (arr. Parker/Shaw)
  • Wondrous Love (arr. Parker/Shaw)

This program will be performed twice, on Saturday, March 11 at 7pm at Morningside Presbyterian Church, and again on Sunday, March 12 at 3m at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. For information about the March 12 18 concert, please visit the Peachtree Road UMC website.

COVID-19 Information:

Coro Vocati is mindful of the risks associated with Covid-19 and its impact on our community. People who are at high risk for severe illness are encouraged to wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth when attending Coro Vocati concerts. People with symptoms, a positive Covid test, or exposure to someone with Covid-19 should wear a mask if they choose to attend Coro Vocati concerts.

Covid-19 protocols are subject to change; we continue to monitor local, state, and federal policies regarding indoor activities and plan our safety protocols accordingly. Any changes to specific health and safety protocols will be clearly communicated to ticket holders in advance. Thank you for your support.

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