March 23, 2011

Campus concert premieres 'Triptych'

"Triptych," a cantata for chorus and string orchestra, will have its Georgia premiere, Sunday, March 27, at 4 p.m. at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church. The featured work was composed by Tarik O'Regan (born 1978).

Music of Henry Purcell and Benjamin Britten will also be performed at the hour-long concert by the Glenn Chancel Choir and University Organist Timothy Albrecht.

"Triptych" received its world premiere in London at the 2006 International Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace.

Its three movements, titled "Threnody," "As We Remember Them" and "From Heaven Distilled a Clemency," contemplate resurrection through texts from Christian, Jewish and Islamic writers. 

The concert for chorus, soloists, organ and string orchestra will include Emory's resident Vega Quartet in the string orchestra.

The soprano soloist will be Katie Boice.  Steven Darsey, Director of Music at Glenn, will conduct.

Purcell's anthem, "Unto Thee Will I Cry, O Lord," performed by the Glenn Chamber Choir, will open the concert. Soloists will be alto Elise Eskew Sparks, tenor Wesley Morgan and bass-baritone Stephen Ozcomert.  Instrumentalists will include the Vega Quartet and Albrecht. 

"Serenade," by Britten, follows. The piece, for tenor, horn and string orchestra, features tenor soloist Timothy B. Miller, with Jason Eklund on horn.

Admission is free; an offering will be taken. For more information and directions see Glenn United Methodist Church.  Or contact: Nancy Buckhannan, 404.272.2051.

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