GSCC Member Event
A More Hopeful TomorrowMusic of Healing and Renewal
Choral Arts Northwest sings a vibrant vision of renewal in “A More Hopeful Tomorrow” with music that embraces spring’s awakening, reforges caring communities, and invokes our human tenacity in diversity. This program centers on two modern cantatas that depict journeys from suffering to hope: Adolphus Hailstork’s I Will Lift up Mine Eyes, composed in 1989 in memory of the “Dean of Black Women Composers” Undine Smith Moore, and Cantata for a More Hopeful Tomorrow, composed in summer 2020 by Portland-based Damien Geter, who draws upon African American Spirituals and music by J. S. Bach. Framed with music by Cree descendant Andrew Balfour, French Impressionist Lili Boulanger, and melodists Moore, and CANW composer-in-residence Jessica French, our journey closes with B. E. Boykin’s heartfelt wish for peace, hope and love.
Timothy Westerhaus, guest conductor
Namarea Randolph-Yosea, tenor
Virginia Dziekonsky, cello
Serena Chin, piano
Vocal soloists from Choral Arts Northwest