sleep and dream

As the weather warms, we dream of summer, and how we will fill the fleeting days ahead of us. We present a collection of marvelous music in this concert, designed to inspire the audience as we bring the season to a close. For the first time, we return to one of our favorite pieces, Knut Nystedt's The Word Became Flesh, the tour de force of one of the greatest choral composers of the 20th century. We bring you pieces about sleep from Eric Whitacre, Jake Runestad, and Ēriks Ešenvalds.  The concert also features Craig Hella Johnson's Hard Times Come Again No More, a marvelous arrangement, and one that we are happy to perform for the first time. Other highlights include: Dan Forrest's masterpiece, Entreat Me Not to Leave You, Patrick Hawes's Quanta Qualia made famous by Voces8, and our premiere of Carol Barnett's great spiritual, Wonder Where

Concert Dates and Times

7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 Catoctin Presbyterian Church, Waterford, VA
7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 St. David’s Episcopal Church, Ashburn, VA



Nyon Nyon                                                                                           Jake Runestad

Quanta Qualia                                                                                     Patrick Hawes/Voces 8

Seek Ye the Lord                                                                                 Knut Nystedt

Their Hearts Were Full of Spring                                                    Bobby Troup, arr. Kirby Shaw

The Word Became Flesh                                                                    Knut Nystedt

Hard times                                                                                            Stephen Foster, arr. Craig Hella Johnson

Sleep, Little Baby, Sleep                                                                     Jake Runestad

Sleep                                                                                                       Eric Whitacre

Only in Sleep                                                                                        Ēriks Ešenvalds

Entreat Me Not to Leave You                                                            Dan Forrest

Wonder Where                                                                                    Carol Barnett