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NIGHTLITES: Magnificent Voices

Friday, March 22, 2024 7:30pm

Event Description

J.S. Bach’s glorious setting of the text of the Song of the Virgin Mary Magnificat is a masterpiece of the Baroque choral repertoire. Performed with the Louisville Chamber Choir and the LO under the baton of Teddy Abrams, this is a performance that will live in memory. But no less to be missed is the oratorio that opens this choral concert. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Carolyn Shaw, familiar to Louisville audiences, has crafted a compelling piece, The Listeners, that in her words is about “the wonderment of the human condition and actually looking inward at ourselves as people and thinking about whether we are truly kind to each other”. Soloists, choir, narrators reciting the poetry of Whitman and Tennyson, and the recorded voice of Carl Sagan express a singularly beautiful and reflective musical experience.

Concert Program:

CAROLINE SHAW                  The Listeners

______ Contralto, ____________, Baritone

Louisville Chamber Choir


J.S. BACH                                 Magnificat, BWV 243, D major

Louisville Chamber Choir


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Paul W. Ogle Cultural & Community Center at IUS
4201 Grant Line Rd
New Albany, IN 47150 United States

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