In a tribute to Veteran’s day and the current political climate, The Seraphim Singers are presenting The Short Twentieth Century: Choral Music from 1914 to 1990.
Musical reflections on the world unmade and remade by war and violence, including compositions by Rudolf Mauersberger, Hubert Parry, Arvo Pärt, Herbert Howells, and Tom Vignieri.
with Heinrich Christensen, organ, and Mark Nemeskal, tenor
Sunday, November 16, 2014, 3:00pm
Mission Church (Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help)
1545 Tremont St., Mission Hill, Boston
$20 regular / $15 students, seniors, veterans, & active-duty military with ID
The Weill mentioned on the poster, above, is the Weill/Brecht collaboration Die Legende vom toten Soldaten. A piece rarely heard and even more rarely recorded. German speakers will appreciate the biting sarcasm and satire of both the lyrics and music. This performance may, in fact, be the Boston premier of the piece.
There’s also the difficult but favorite Take Him, Earth for Cherishing by Herbert Howells. Written to honor the burial of JFK and performed on the first anniversary of his death, it’s a masterpiece of choral literature and one of the major pieces for which Howells is remembered.
Come observe Veteran’s day with us. We hope to see you there.