Thursday, October 4, 2018

Colorado Springs Chorale's Fire & Light offers a symbol of hope

Posted By on Thu, Oct 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM

click to enlarge Fire & Light, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada, cschorale.org.
  • Fire & Light, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada, cschorale.org.
After the death of his mother in 1997, American composer Morten Lauridsen (one of the most-performed composers of the 20th century) composed Lux Aeterna, a requiem in five movements that responds to references to light in sacred Latin texts. Colorado Springs Chorale director Deborah Jenkins Teske calls the piece “a sublimely beautiful work that powerfully reflects the human journey and our quest for hope, consolation and transcendence.” This composition will be the centerpiece of the chorale’s fall concert, Fire & Light, which also features choruses from Handel’s oratorios Samson, Semele and Theodora, all powerfully performed by the chorale’s 120 unique voices. If it all sounds a little heavy, take heart — each aspect of the program relates to its central theme: hope. What’s more, in order to make the Latin text of Lux Aeterna more accessible to audiences of all kinds, the chorale will project an English translation during the performance.

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