Mass for the Endangered

CRAIG HELLA JOHNSON conductor

Program:
SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER: Mass for the Endangered

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What does it mean to be stewards of the earth? Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Mass weaves together text from the traditional Latin and original text by Nathaniel Bellows to create a call to action and urgency in the ways we relate to the natural world. By revealing the miracles of life around us, the Mass shows the great responsibility we have to care for a planet that we are all meant to share.

“Snider’s lucid score [for ‘Mass for the Endangered’] is at once powerful and delicate…[with] striking harmonies, imaginative use of texture [and] counterpoint that is as intricate and exquisite as a spider’s web. This a luminous and arresting disc that conveys its urgent ecological message with power and beauty.”—BBC Music Magazine

“Arresting…[Mass for the Endangered] shines with multi-layered singing of uncommon beauty…Snider asserts her own musical personality as a composer who knows instinctively how to write for the human voice…Through her smart and resplendent exploration of age-old musical formulas, Snider’s eco-inspired Mass for the Endangered is a blast from the past that resonates profoundly in the present.”—NPR All Things Considered

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Mass for the Endangered

CRAIG HELLA JOHNSON conductor

Program:
SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER: Mass for the Endangered

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What does it mean to be stewards of the earth? Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Mass weaves together text from the traditional Latin and original text by Nathaniel Bellows to create a call to action and urgency in the ways we relate to the natural world. By revealing the miracles of life around us, the Mass shows the great responsibility we have to care for a planet that we are all meant to share.

“Snider’s lucid score [for ‘Mass for the Endangered’] is at once powerful and delicate…[with] striking harmonies, imaginative use of texture [and] counterpoint that is as intricate and exquisite as a spider’s web. This a luminous and arresting disc that conveys its urgent ecological message with power and beauty.”—BBC Music Magazine

“Arresting…[Mass for the Endangered] shines with multi-layered singing of uncommon beauty…Snider asserts her own musical personality as a composer who knows instinctively how to write for the human voice…Through her smart and resplendent exploration of age-old musical formulas, Snider’s eco-inspired Mass for the Endangered is a blast from the past that resonates profoundly in the present.”—NPR All Things Considered

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IMPORTANT: Please review our health and safety information and current protocols at vaecinci.com/health-safety

The Song Among Us

With heavy hearts, the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati has elected to postpone its January 8 and 9 performances of “The Song Among Us” to a later date, to be announced. This postponement is prompted by production challenges exacerbated by the recent rise in positive COVID cases across the nation. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we continue to adapt to ever-changing circumstances.

For questions and ticket options, including donations, exchanges, and refunds, please contact the Box Office at 513.381.3300 or let us know your preference by completing this form. Stay tuned for more details.

CRAIG HELLA JOHNSON conductor

Program:
ROBERT LOWRY: How Can I Keep from Singing?
HEINRICH SCHÜTZ: Selig sind die Toten
HEINRICH SCHÜTZ: Jauchzet dem Herren, alle Welt (Psalm 100)
CRAIG HELLA JOHNSON: Song from the Road
JOHN CLEMENTS: Flower of Beauty
ALYSIA LEE: Say Her Name
CAROLINE SHAW: And the Swallow
SHAWN KIRCHNER: Sweet Rivers
MOIRA SMILEY: The Song Among Us [World Premiere & VAE Commission]

“I hear the real, though far-off hymn,” goes a line from Robert Lowry’s “How Can I Keep from Singing?” Start the New Year by hearing something real, in an intimate setting with Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble. These are songs about what matters most, and matters to us all — truth, love, justice, purpose, peace — featuring settings of texts that still resonate today.

Need help? Contact the Box Office 513.381.3300 (M-F 10-5; Sat. 10-2)

IMPORTANT: Please review our health and safety information and current protocols at vaecinci.com/health-safety

The Song Among Us

With heavy hearts, the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati has elected to postpone its January 8 and 9 performances of “The Song Among Us” to a later date, to be announced. This postponement is prompted by production challenges exacerbated by the recent rise in positive COVID cases across the nation. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we continue to adapt to ever-changing circumstances.

For questions and ticket options, including donations, exchanges, and refunds, please contact the Box Office at 513.381.3300 or let us know your preference by completing this form. Stay tuned for more details.

CRAIG HELLA JOHNSON conductor

Program:
ROBERT LOWRY: How Can I Keep from Singing?
HEINRICH SCHÜTZ: Selig sind die Toten
HEINRICH SCHÜTZ: Jauchzet dem Herren, alle Welt (Psalm 100)
CRAIG HELLA JOHNSON: Song from the Road
JOHN CLEMENTS: Flower of Beauty
ALYSIA LEE: Say Her Name
CAROLINE SHAW: And the Swallow
SHAWN KIRCHNER: Sweet Rivers
MOIRA SMILEY: The Song Among Us [World Premiere & VAE Commission]

“I hear the real, though far-off hymn,” goes a line from Robert Lowry’s “How Can I Keep from Singing?” Start the New Year by hearing something real, in an intimate setting with Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble. These are songs about what matters most, and matters to us all — truth, love, justice, purpose, peace — featuring settings of texts that still resonate today.

Need help? Contact the Box Office 513.381.3300 (M-F 10-5; Sat. 10-2)

IMPORTANT: Please review our health and safety information and current protocols at vaecinci.com/health-safety