Beginning with Bach’s “Little Fugue,” this mini-musical plot gives way to some of the biggest stories of all time. Written by local composer Rich Moriarty, “We That Wait” is a deeply felt orchestral song-cycle using poems from the American Civil War written by women. It will feature mezzo-soprano Emily Russell from the Virginia Opera. Ravel’s ballet music explores the Greek-inspired mythical romance of “Daphnis et Chloé” and the concert concludes toward the divine in John Rutter’s famous and uplifting “Gloria” featuring a chorus of over 100 singers!
Little Fugue by Bach
We That Wait by Moriarty
Daphnis et Chloé – Suite No. 2 by Ravel
Gloria by Rutter
Daniel W. Boothe, Conductor
Emily Russell, Mezzo-Soprano
Symphonicity Chorus
Old Dominion University Chorus
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