The Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham: There Will Be Rest

cl-131215-150From the Duke University Chapel in June of 2013 comes a concert featuring an acclaimed choral ensemble from Durham. Their program contains a world premiere by North Carolina-based composer Dan Locklair, “Bond and free,” with text from the poem by Robert Frost and dedicated to the ensemble’s conductor, Rodney Wynkoop. They also sing music by Scottish composer James MacMillan in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting, and a choral work by Englishman Herbert Howells written in memory of John F. Kennedy. Then the program shifts to Columbia for a few selections from another concert from the School of Music at USC featuring favorites from Smetana and Respighi.

Listen to entire program: The Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham - There Will Be Rest





Billboard and introduction to Locklair's Bond and Free -- Lauren Rico





DAN LOCKLAIR - Bond and free
Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham
Rodney Wynkoop, conductor





Introduction to MacMillan's A Child's Prayer, Sametz's On the Death of a Friend, and Poulenc's Vinea Mea Electa -- by Lauren Rico





JAMES MACMILLAN - A child's prayer
STEVEN SAMETZ - On the death of a friend
FRANCIS POULENC - Vinea mea electa
Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham
Rodney Wynkoop, conductor





Introduction to Howells' Take him, earth, for cherishing - Lauren Rico





HERBERT HOWELLS - Take him, earth, for cherishing
Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham
Rodney Wynkoop, conductor





Introduction to by Rorem's Lift up your heads from The Ascension,
Warland's There will be rest, and
Forrest's Amen from Words of Paradise - Lauren Rico





NED ROREM - Lift up your heads from The Ascension
Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham
Rodney Wynkoop, conductor
Jane Lynch, piano

DALE WARLAND - There will be rest
Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham
Rodney Wynkoop, conductor
Elizabeth Munch, harp
Rebecca Troxler, flute

DAN FORREST - Amen from Words of Paradise
Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham
Rodney Wynkoop, conductor
Corinne Huber, soprano


Introduction to Esenvalds' Northern lights - Lauren Rico





ERIKS ESENVALDS - Northern lights
Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham
Rodney Wynkoop, conductor
Elizabeth Terry Joyner, soprano





Introduction to Part's Nunc dimittis
and Mantyjarvi's Psalm 150 in Grandshire Triples - Lauren Rico





ARVO PART - Nunc dimittis
Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham
Rodney Wynkoop, conductor
Patricia D. Phipps, soprano

JAAKO MANTYJARVI - Psalm 150 in Grandshire Triples
Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham
Rodney Wynkoop, conductor





Break and introduction to Smetana’s The Moldau - Lauren Rico & Mike McKay





BEDRICK SMETANA - The Moldau from Ma Vlast
USC Symphony Orchestra
Donald Portnoy, conductor





Introduction to Respighi’s Pina di Roma - Lauren Rico





OTTORINO RESPIGHI - Pina di Roma (The Pines of Rome)
USC Symphony Orchestra
Donald Portnoy, conductor





Introduction to Britten's Three Divertimenti - Lauren Rico





BENJAMIN BRITTEN - Three Divertimenti
Kontras Quartet





End of the show - Lauren Rico & Mike McKay






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