Friday, November 4, 2011
St. David's Episcopal Church, Wayne, PA
Curt Cacioppo’s Cantata of the Angels (Vermilion Vespers) is a significant contribution to the limited repertoire of concert-length works for choir and organ. A modern vespers, the work was commissioned by the Gobbo family of Venice to celebrate the 80th birthday of their patriarch, Angelo, commissioning poetry by the Venetian poet Luigi Cerantola, whose images beautifully capture the vermilion twilight of a long-lived life. Like the sacred vespers service, Cacioppo’s work takes us on a journey from creation through hope and celebration in an eclectic musical language joining Renaissance rhythms and lush contemporary harmonies, featuring the virtuosity of our organist Scott Dettra and the warm understanding of our singers.
Vermilion Vespers is complemented by Bruno Bettinelli’s contemplative motets on familiar sacred hymn texts appropriate to the meditative spirit of the hour of the setting sun.
The concert, part of the Haverford College Guest Artists Series will be held at St. David's Episcopal Church in Wayne, PA.
Ticket prices are $15 (Gen), $12 (Sr.), $8 (students), $5 (7-17) and free to the bi-college community.
For more information (610) 896-1011, or email@example.com.
Haverford College Guest Artist Series Website