GSCC Member Event
Heaven and EarthTavener's Ikon of Light, and Heaven and Earth by 6 Orthodox composers
Inspired by the discovery of the Higgs Boson, Heaven and Earth is a musical meditation on Psalm 103 (“Bless the Lord, O my soul”) by six Orthodox composers, including a double-choir motet by the late Richard Toensing. Sung in English with the traditional Orthodox refrains. Members of 45th Parallel will join Cappella Romana for Tavener’s Ikon of Light.
With recording release!
Heaven and Earth: A Song of Creation
Tikey Zes (1927–) • Richard Toensing (1940–2014) • Kurt Sander (1969–) • Alexander Khalil (1969–) • John Michael Boyer (1978–) • Matthew Arndt (1976–)
Ikon of Light for chorus and string trio, sung in Greek
Sir John Tavener (1944–2013)
John Michael Boyer, associate music director